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The Four State Area is a term used to describe the four corner region[1][2] of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma with the Joplin, Missouri and Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Arkansas metropolitan areas included within. Notable cities and towns in the area are Pittsburg, Kansas; Miami, Oklahoma; Joplin, Missouri; and Fayetteville/Bentonville, Arkansas. Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Largest metro area Little Rock Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,002 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English[2] Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km²)  - Width 211 miles (340 km)  - Length 417 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ... Map of Missouri highlighting the Joplin metropolitan area. ... The Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is a four-county area including three Arkansas counties and one Missouri county. ...

The area is located in the Ozarks. Coal mining was and is a large part of the region's industry. The city of Joplin, Missouri is the most centrally located city in the Four States. Ozark redirects here. ...



KOAM News is a local news station with studios in Pittsburg, Kansas & Joplin, Missouri. The name KOAM stands for the Four State region - Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri.


There are several universities located in the Four States. Missouri Southern State University is located in Joplin. Pittsburg State University is located in Pittsburg. Northeastern Oklahoma A&Mis located in Miami. And the Division I University of Arkansas is located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Missouri Southern State University(formerly Missouri Southern State College), is a public, state university located at 3950 E. Newman Road, Joplin, Missouri. ... Pittsburg State University, also called Pitt State or PSU, is a public university with approximately 6,600 students (5,200 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students) located in Pittsburg, Kansas. ... The University of Arkansas is a public co-educational land-grant university. ...

Economy & Healthcare

Nearby Bentonville, Arkansas is the headquarters of Wal-Mart. Some notable medical centers are: Sam Waltons original Waltons Five and Dime, now the Wal-Mart Visitors Center, in the center of Bentonville Monument in homage to James H. Berry, the Confederacy, and the Southern Soldier, called by many Feddy, located in the town square of Bentonville, facing the Wal-Mart Visitor...

Freeman Health System (Freeman was named a Top 100 Hospital in the United States in 2003)[citation needed] - Joplin, Missouri.

Saint John's Regional Medical Center - Joplin, Missouri.

Mount Carmel Regional Medical Center - Pittsburg, Kansas.

Mercy Regional Medical Center - Fort Scott, Kansas.

Nevada Regional Medical Center - Nevada, Missouri.

Integris Baptist Regional Medical Center - Miami, Oklahoma.

Washington Regional Medical Center - Fayetteville, Arkansas.

US Veteran's Medical Center - Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Northwest Regional Medical Center - Bentonville, Arkansas.

Lakeland Regional Hospital - Springfield, Missouri.

Cox Health Systems in located in Springfield, Missouri, but has many outreach clinics throughout the region.


Industries use the term to describe the region as a whole - businesses often name themselves Four State ______ to attempt to describe the area they wish to serve. Interstate 44, Route 60, Route 69 and Route 71 serve the area. The historic Route 66 also runs through the region. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 44 Interstate 44 (abbreviated I-44) is an interstate highway in the central United States. ... U.S. Route 60 is an east-west United States highway, running 2,670 miles (4,300 km) from Virginia to Arizona. ... U.S. Route 69 is a north-south United States highway. ... U.S. Highway 71 is a north-south United States highway. ... Route 66 redirects here. ...


  1. ^ http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4182/is_20060914/ai_n16739307
  2. ^ http://simkinenterprises.com/general/service_area_simkin_enterprises.htm



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