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Encyclopedia > Joplin, Missouri
City of Joplin, Missouri
Motto: "Proud of Our Past...Shaping Our Future'"
Location in the state of Missouri
Location in the state of Missouri
Coordinates: 37°5′3″N 94°30′47″W / 37.08417, -94.51306
Country United States
State Missouri
Counties Jasper, Newton
Government
 - Mayor Jon Tupper
Area
 - Total 29.7 sq mi (76.9 km²)
 - Land 31.4 sq mi (76.9 km²)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km²)
Elevation 1,004 ft (306 m)
Population (2006)
 - Total 47,994
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 64801-64804
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-37592GR2
GNIS feature ID 0729911GR3
Website: http://www.joplinmo.org/

Joplin is a city located in parts of southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of Missouri. Joplin is the largest city in Jasper County, though it is not the county seat. The City of Joplin has a total population of 47,994[1] and the surrounding Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 166,178.[2] Although often believed to be named for ragtime composer Scott Joplin who lived in Sedalia, Missouri, Joplin is actually named for Reverend Harris Joplin, the founder of the area's first Methodist congregation. Image File history File linksMetadata Joplin_Missouri. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Jasper_County_Missouri_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Joplin_Highlighted. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Missouri has 114 counties and one independent city. ... Jasper County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... Newton County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare sizes of different geographic regions, we list here areas between 10 km² (1000 hectares) and 100 km² (10,000 hectares). ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... The area code 417 serves southwestern Missouri including the principle cities of Joplin, Springfield, West Plains, Lamar, and Lebanon. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Jasper County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... Newton County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Map of Missouri highlighting the Joplin metropolitan area. ... Scott Joplin Scott Joplin (born between June 1867 and January 1868,[1] died April 1, 1917) was an American musician and composer of ragtime music. ... Sedalia is a city located in Pettis County, Missouri, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 50 and U.S. Highway 65. ...

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History

Lead was discovered in the Joplin Creek Valley before the Civil War, but it was only after the war that any real development occurred. By 1871 numerous mining camps had sprung up in the valley and resident John C. Cox filed a plan for a city on the east side of the valley.[3] This article is about the metal. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total...


Cox named his village Joplin City after the spring and creek nearby. The namesake comes from the Reverend Harris G. Joplin who founded the first Methodist congregation in the area in mid-century. Carthage resident Patrick Murphy filed a plan for a city on the opposite side of the valley and named it Murphysburg.[4] While the nearest sheriff was in Carthage a sense of lawlessness was abound in the town. This time is referred to as the "Reign of Terror". The cities eventually merged into Union City, but this merger was found illegal and the two cities split. Patrick Murphy then suggested that the town become Joplin.T hey merged again on March 23, 1873, this time permanently, a short time later as the City of Joplin.[5] For other uses, see Methodism (disambiguation). ...


While Joplin was first put on the map by lead, it was zinc, often referred to as "Jack", that Built the town. Joplin became the lead and zinc capitol of the world, for a time. With the railroads coming through Joplin was on the verge of major growth. What was once a simple mining town became a more compleate mining town that built smelters, dymamite, and all sorts of mining necessities.


Joplin's House of Lords was its most famous salon. The first floor was a bar and restaurant, the second was gambling, the third was female companionship.


By the turn of the century Joplin was quickly becoming a regional metropolis. Construction centered around Main Street, with many bars, hotels, and fine homes nearby. Trolley and rail lines made Joplin the hub of Southwest Missouri and it soon became the lead and zinc capital of the world. This article refers to public transport vehicles running on rails. ... General Name, symbol, number zinc, Zn, 30 Chemical series transition metals Group, period, block 12, 4, d Appearance bluish pale gray Standard atomic weight 65. ...


As a result of extensive surface and deep mining, Joplin is dotted with open pit strip mines and mine shafts. This left many tailing piles (small hills of ground rock) considered unsightly locally. The open pit mines themselves pose both hazards and sources of beauty. The main part of Joplin itself is nearly 75% undermined, with some mine shafts well over 100 feet high. These mine shafts have occasionally caved in, creating large sink holes. The mining history and geology are well documented in the mineral museum in town.

Panorama of Joplin, circa 1910.
Panorama of Joplin, circa 1910.

In the 1930s, Bonnie and Clyde spent several weeks in Joplin and robbed several area businesses. Tipped off by a neighbor, Joplin police attempted to apprehend Bonnie and Clyde. Bonnie and Clyde escaped (killing two Joplin police officers in the process); however, they were forced to leave most of their possessions behind, including a camera.[6] The film in this camera was developed by the Joplin Globe. These are possibly the most famous photos of Bonnie and Clyde. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2307x349, 148 KB) 1910 panorama of Joplin, Missouri, held at the Library of Congress. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2307x349, 148 KB) 1910 panorama of Joplin, Missouri, held at the Library of Congress. ... This article is about the outlaws. ... The Joplin Globe is the main newspaper of the city of Joplin, Missouri. ...


After World War II, most of the mines were closed, population growth leveled off, and in the sixties and seventies nearly 40 acres (160,000 m²) of the city's downtown were razed in the name of urban renewal. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Notable places in Joplin included the House of Lords, the Connor Hotel (demolished), the Keystone Hotel, the Newman Mercantile Store, the Frisco Depot, the Union Depot, the Scottish Rite Cathedral, the Liberty Building, the Fox Theatre, and the Crystal Cave.


Modern Joplin

It is the home to the area's major hospital St. John's Regional Medical Center. The city also has a park system that includes a golf course, three swimming pools, walking trails, the world's largest Chert Glades, and a waterfall, Grand Falls, on Shoal Creek just south of town. Included in Schifferdecker Park is the Everett J. Ritchie Tri-State Mineral Museum and Dorothea B. Hoover Historical Museum.


Numerous buildings still exist in Joplin that are on the National Register of Historic Places.[7] Recently, the city has undertaken a project to revitalize its Main Street downtown district. It has refurbished its sidewalks and added new lamp posts. Numerous trucking lines such as CFI (now Con-Way Truckload) are headquartered in town, as the city is situated near the geographic and population centers of the nation. Eagle-Picher Industries and F.A.G. Bearings are noted employers in Joplin, and Leggett & Platt (Fortune 500) is located in nearby Carthage. The city is served by the Joplin Regional Airport located in the north of town near Webb City, in a small village known as Airport Drive. A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ... Leggett & Platt (L&P) (NYSE: LEG) is a manufacturer that specializes in bedding components, home furniture components, foam, fiber, non-fashion construction fabrics, ornamental beds, steel bedding support, coated fabrics, adjustable beds, carpet underlay, steel wire, aluminum products such as aluminum grills, chair parts, shelving racks, lighting fixtures, display fixtures... The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ... Joplin Regional Airport (IATA: JLN, ICAO: KJLN) is a public airport located just north of Joplin, Missouri. ... Webb City is a city in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. ... Airport Drive is a village in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. ...


In the nineties the city continued to expand eastward towards U.S. 71 (future I-49), and largescale development occurred along Range Line Road, particularly around Northpark Mall. Growth has also occurred in many of the "bedroom communities" surrounding Joplin. Webb City, Neosho, Pittsburg, and Carthage all have populations of at least 10,000. There are numerous other suburbs that touch the city itself including Carl Junction, Duquesne, Airport Drive, Oronogo, Carterville, Redings Mill, Shoal Creek Drive, Leawood, and Saginaw. United States Highway 71 is a north-south United States highway. ... Interstate 49 (abbreviated I-49) is an intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of Louisiana in the southern United States. ... Neosho, incorporated in 1878, is a city located at the western edge of the Missouri Ozarks serving as the county seat of Newton County, Missouri, USA. The name Neosho (pronounced nē-ō-shō - originally nē-ō-zhō, or nē-ō-zhū) is generally accepted to be of Native American (most likely Osage) derivation... Pittsburg is a town in Crawford County, in the Ozark region of Southeast Kansas, 27 miles south of Fort Scott, Kansas, 96 miles west of Springfield, Missouri, and 137 miles northeast of Tulsa, Oklahoma. ... Jasper County Courthouse on the historic Carthage Square Carthage is a city in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. ... Carl Junction is a city in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. ... Duquesne (pronounced Dū-KĀN) is a village in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. ... Oronogo is a city located in Jasper County, Missouri. ... Carterville is a city in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. ... Redings Mill is a village located in Newton County, Missouri. ... Shoal Creek Drive is a village located in Newton County, Missouri. ... Leawood is a village located in Newton County, Missouri. ... Saginaw is a village located in Newton County, Missouri. ...


Due to its location near two major highways and its many event and sports facilities, Joplin is a stopping place for travellers and a destination point for groups. With nearly 2,500 hotel rooms, the majority located within a 1/4 mile area of Range Line and I-44, Joplin offers many lodging choices. In addition, Joplin is home to the 30,000 square foot John Q. Hammons Convention and Trade Center which serves as the primary event facility for conventions, associations, and large events.


Geography

Joplin is located at 37°4′40″N, 94°30′40″W (37.077760, -94.511024).GR1


Joplin is located just to the north of Highway I-44, its passage to the west into Oklahoma. In recent years the settlements of Joplin have spread north to about Webb City. Route 66 passes through Joplin and town's name is mentioned in the lyrics to the song, "Route 66". Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 44 Interstate 44 (abbreviated I-44) is an interstate highway in the central United States. ... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ... Webb City is a city in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. ... Alternate meanings of Route 66: New Jersey State Highway 66, Interstate 66, and a company named after the route US Highway 66 or Route 66 was and is the most famous road in the United States highway system and quite possibly the most famous and storied highway in the world. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 81.6 km² (31.5 mi²). 81.4 km² (31.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.25%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Joplin is the center of what is regionally known as the Four State Area: Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas. For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ... 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. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Education

The college of "Physicians and Doctors" opened in an early day, and today Joplin is home to Missouri Southern State University, and two bible colleges, Ozark Christian College and Messenger College. Joplin is also served by the Joplin Public Library, which is situated on Main Street between the intersections of 3rd and 4th Streets. Missouri Southern State University(formerly Missouri Southern State College), is a public, state university located at 3950 E. Newman Road, Joplin, Missouri. ... Ozark Christian College is a private, not-for-profit Bible college located in Joplin, Missouri. ... Messenger College is the national college of the Pentecostal Church of God. ...


Joplin is home to thirteen public elementary schools in the Joplin R-VIII School District: Cecil Floyd, Columbia, Duenweg, Duqeusne, Eastmorland, Emerson, Irving, Jefferson, Kelsey Norman, McKinley, Royal Heights, Stapleton, and West Central. It has three public middle schools--Memorial, North, and South--and one high school, Joplin High School.[8] A school bond issue for $57.3 million was passed in April of 2007, allowing the district to build two new middle schools to replace Memorial and South Middle Schools, and to renovate North.[9] Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Joplin High School crest. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 45,504 people, 19,101 households, and 11,517 families residing in the city. The population density was 559.2/km² (1,448.4/mi²). There were 21,328 housing units at an average density of 262.1/km² (678.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.44% White, 2.67% African American, 1.53% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.98% from other races, and 2.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.51% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 19,101 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.89. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 13.5% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $30,555, and the median income for a family was $38,888. Males had a median income of $28,569 versus $20,665 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,738. About 10.5% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.8% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Transportation

Joplin is served by the mainline of the Kansas City Southern (KCS) railroad, as well as by branchlines of the BNSF Railway and Missouri and Northern Arkansas Railroad (MNA). The city was once a beehive of railroad activity, however, many of the original railroad lines serving Joplin were abandoned after the demise of the mining and industrial enterprises. Passenger trains have not served the city since the 1960s. The city's Union Depot is still intact along the KCS mainline and efforts are underway to restore it.


Interstate 44 connects Joplin with Springfield and St. Louis to the east and Tulsa and Oklahoma City to the west. U.S. Route 71 runs east of the city, connecting Joplin to Kansas City on the north and Shreveport, LA to the south. It has been proposed to convert 71 into Interstate 49 in the future; the highway is already built to four-lane freeway and expressway standards from Kansas City, south through Joplin to Ft. Smith, AR. However, at this time, the road remains from Pineville, Missouri to Jane, Missouri a two lane highway while construction on a four lane segment continues. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 44 Interstate 44 (abbreviated I-44) is an interstate highway in the central United States. ... U.S. Highway 71 is a north-south United States highway. ... Pineville is a town located in McDonald County, Missouri. ... Jane is a small village located in McDonald County, Missouri. ...


A trolley opened on July 25,2007 with a fee of one dollar. The first person to ride was picked up at Missouri Southern State University.


Famous people born in Joplin, Missouri

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Famous residents of Joplin, Missouri

  • Mickey Mantle played with the Joplin Miners minor league baseball team.
  • Thomas Hart Benton began his art career with a local newspaper.
  • Gabby Street, manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, adopted Joplin as his hometown. He died in Joplin in 1951.
  • Lonny Chapman, actor, graduated from Joplin High School and Joplin Junior College (now Missouri Southern State University).
  • J. Eddie Peck, actor, was raised in Joplin.
  • Preston Lacy, member of the cast of Jackass' graduated from Joplin High School.
  • Rod Smith, wide receiver for the NFL's Denver Broncos, graduated from Missouri Southern State University.
  • Jamie McMurray NASCAR superstar and driver of the number 26 Ford Fusion.
  • Bonnie and Clyde had a hideout in Joplin for several weeks before a shootout with local police
  • H. Dale Jackson, noted Baptist minister and ethicist, lived here with his wife when they were newly married in 1949.
  • James Thrash, wide receiver for the NFL's Washington Redskins, graduated from Missouri Southern State University.
  • Jeff Speakman, Martial artist and actor, attended Missouri Southern State University

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Popular culture

Joplin is also mentioned in the script of The Music Man and in the lyrics of the song "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66". In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Joplin was referenced in at least one episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show (flashback episode #6, November 6, 1961 that shows Rob and Laura falling in love while Rob was stationed at Camp Crowder in Neosho, Missouri) and in The Beverly Hillbillies (indicated to be a big town to the Clampetts and friends). Joplin was also referenced as a trucking distribution center in the 1980's movie The Secret of My Succe$s starring Michael J. Fox. These regular mentions of Joplin in multiple mass media led the City fathers to erect a billboard that described Joplin as "the town you've heard so much about." Mickey Mantle, Dennis Weaver & Robert "Bob" Cummings often mentioned "Joplin" on TV & radio interviews. Bob Cummings character, Bob Collins was from Joplin. Joplin is also the setting for Trick My Truck a CMT reality show. This article is about the stage musical. ... Route 66 (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 is an American popular song, composed in 1946 by Bobby Troup and first recorded that same year by Nat King Cole. ... The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television situation comedy which initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961 to June 1, 1966, created by Carl Reiner and starring Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore. ... Fort Crowder, now Camp Crowder, was established south of the city of Neosho in southwestern Missouri in 1941 as the U.S. Army Signal Corps Training Center. ... Neosho, incorporated in 1878, is a city located at the western edge of the Missouri Ozarks serving as the county seat of Newton County, Missouri, USA. The name Neosho (pronounced nē-ō-shō - originally nē-ō-zhō, or nē-ō-zhū) is generally accepted to be of Native American (most likely Osage) derivation... For the 1993 film, see The Beverly Hillbillies (film) The Beverly Hillbillies was an American television program about a hillbilly family transplanted in Southern California. ... The Secret of My Succe$s (a. ... Trick My Truck is a television program on Country Music Television (CMT). ... CMT can refer to: Cadmium Mercury Telluride Canal Metropolitano Televisión Catalog Management Table Certified Market Technician Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Childrens Musical Theatreworks of Fresno, California Chip Multi Threading Comision del Mercado de las Telecommunicaciones, the Spanish communications industry regulator. ...


External links

Coordinates: 37.07776° N 94.511024° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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