Ellisville is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. Money magazine ranked Ellisville on the annual Best Places to Live in America list. Ellisville was settled by Captain James Harvey Ferris of Kentucky. He brought slaves with him when he settled his property south of Manchester and west of Kiefer Creek Road, and it was here that the house that became known as the "Ellis House" was constructed. The bricks used for construction of the house were handmade by the slaves, and it was also called the "Brick Place" for this reason.