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Encyclopedia > Neosho, Missouri
Neosho, Missouri
Nickname: The Flower Box City
Coordinates: 36°51′20″N, 94°22′35″W
Country United States
State Missouri
County Newton
Founded 1839
Incorporated 1878
Government
 - City Manager Jan Blase
Area
 - City  14.93 sq mi (38.67 km²)
 - Land  14.93 sq mi (38.67 km²)
 - Water  0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
Population (2000)
 - City 10,505
 - Density 703.55/sq mi (271.64/km²)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Website: http://www.neoshomo.org/

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. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Flower Box City is the nickname of the city of Neosho, Missouri, USA. In 1955 the town applied for and received a $5,000 grant from The New York Community Trust for a civic beautification project. ... Image File history File links MOMap-doton-Neosho. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area Greater St. ... Missouri has 114 counties and one independent city. ... Newton County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 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. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Central Standard Time Zone (CST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting six hours from Coordinated Universal Time UTC. In the United States, the time zone includes the entire area of the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas except for El... −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... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Central Daylight Time or CDT is the Central Time Zone (or CST) during Daylight Savings Time. ... -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... In local government, incorporation occurs when municipalities such as cities, towns, townships, villages, and boroughs become self-governing entities under the laws of the state or province in which they are located. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area Greater St. ... Ozark redirects here. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Newton County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area Greater St. ...


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, meaning "clear, cold water", referring to the nine natural springs found within the original city limits. The city's main park is centered around a spring which flows down a small waterfall and into a pool, often frequented by ducks and geese. Legend holds that Confederate gold is buried somewhere in the town of Neosho, as well. Native Americans are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ... The Osage are American Indian People of the central Midwest. ... A natural spring on Mackinac Island in Michigan. ... City limits refers to the defined limits of a citys area. ... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (traditional) The Bonnie Blue Flag (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (from April 3, 1865) Language(s) English (de facto) Government Republic President...

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History of Neosho

Timeline

A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Newton County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area Greater St. ... A town square is an open area commonly found in the heart of a traditional town used for community gatherings. ... The Governors of Missouri since its statehood in 1820 are: Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Missouri ... Claiborne Fox Jackson (April 4, 1806 – December 6, 1862) was a lawyer, soldier, politician, and Governor of Missouri in 1861, then governor-in-exile for the Confederacy during the American Civil War. ... The Missouri Secession controversy refers to the disputed status of the state of Missouri during the American Civil War. ... In this map:  Union states prohibiting slavery  Union territories  Border states on the Union side which allowed slavery  Kansas, which entered and fought with the Union as a free state after the Bleeding Kansas crisis  The Confederacy  Confederate claimed and sometimes held territories During the American Civil War, the Union... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Central business district. ... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (traditional) The Bonnie Blue Flag (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (from April 3, 1865) Language(s) English (de facto) Government Republic President... This article is becoming very long. ... . ... In most counties in the United States the local trial courts conduct their business in a centrally located courthouse which may also house the offices of the county treasurer, clerk and recorder and assessor. ... . ... This List of National Fish Hatcheries in the United States includes the 70 National Fish Hatcheries that are administered as components of the National Fish Hatchery System by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. ... Asheville City Hall. ... Jesse James is a 1939 western movie directed by Henry King and starring Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly, and Randolph Scott. ... Tyrone Power in Charles Laughtons production of John Browns Body, photo by Carl Van Vechten, March 3, 1953 Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr. ... Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was a highly acclaimed Academy Award-winning American film actor, best known for his roles as plain-speaking idealists. ... Categories: Railway companies of the United States ... All-America City Program Logo The All-America City Award is given by the National Civic League annually to ten cities in the United States. ... The National Civic League is an organization founded in 1894 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at a meeting of civic leaders, policy-makers, journalists, and educators (including Theodore Roosevelt, Louis Brandeis, Marshall Field, and Frederick Law Olmsted) to discuss the future of American cities. ... ... Crowder College, established as Neosho Junior College in 1963 on the grounds of the former Fort Crowder, is a two-year community college serving southwestern Missouri and other outlying areas, granting certificates, diplomas, and associates degrees. ... Crowder College, established in 1963 on the grounds of the former Fort Crowder, is a two-year community college serving southwestern Missouri and other outlying areas, granting certificates, diplomas, and associates degrees. ... The Skyline Parkway Motel in Afton, Virginia after an arson fire on July 9, 2004. ... Waterfront of Cape Girardeau along the Mississippi River during the Great Flood of 1993 Cape Girardeau (pronounced ) (French: Cap-Girardeau, pronounced ) is a city located in the county of the same name in Missouri, 115 miles south of Saint Louis. ... Excelsior Springs is a city located in Clay and Ray County, Missouri. ... Hannibal is a riverfront city of 17,757 (2000 census), located in Marion and Ralls County, Missouri. ... Hermann, the county seat of Gasconade County, Missouri, was incorporated in 1845. ... Kennett is a city in Dunklin County, Missouri, USA. The population was 11,260 at the 2000 census. ... Sedalia is a city located in Pettis County, Missouri, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 50 and U.S. Highway 65. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Washington is a city in Franklin County, Missouri, USA. The population was 13,243 at the 2000 census. ... West Plains is a city in Howell County, Missouri, United States. ...

Famous sons

Thomas Hart Benton on the cover of Time magazine: December 24, 1934.

Neosho is the birthplace of: Image File history File links BentonTime. ... Image File history File links BentonTime. ... December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (359th in leap years). ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...

The Neosho area was also home to several notables, including: Thomas Hart Benton, painter Thomas Hart Benton, or Tom Benton (April 15, 1889 - January 19, 1975) was an American muralist of the Regionalist school. ... ... A mural is a painting on a wall, ceiling, or other large permanent surface. ... Donn Alvin Clendenon (July 15, 1935 – September 17, 2005) was a first baseman in Major League Baseball. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ... The World Series MVP Award is given to the player who most contributes to his teams success in the World Series. ... For the current season, see 2007 New York Mets season. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... James Scotts 1904 On the Pike, which refers to the midway of the St. ... Second edition cover of Maple Leaf Rag, perhaps the most famous rag of all Ragtime is an American musical genre enjoying its peak popularity between 1899 and 1918. ...

Neosho also served as a stopover in the lives of other celebrated individuals, including: cowboy philosopher and humorist Will Rogers who briefly attended Scarritt College; cartoonist and Beetle Bailey creator Mort Walker who was stationed at Camp Crowder during World War II, inspiring the fictional "Camp Swampy" in his long-running comic strip; Dick Van Dyke who was stationed at Camp Crowder during World War II, inspiring fictionalized events portrayed in The Dick Van Dyke Show, episode #6, November 6, 1961 on CBS; and Billy James Hargis, Christian evangelist. George Washington Carver, 1906 George Washington Carver (c. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... For other uses, see Inventor (disambiguation). ... Botany is the scientific study of plant life. ... John Q. Hammons (born James Quentin Hammons on February 24, 1919) is an American businessman and one of the nations premier developers of upscale luxury hotels and resorts. ... A philanthropist is someone who engages in philanthropy; that is, someone who donates his or her time, money, or reputation to a charitable cause. ... M. Waldo Hatler was born 6 January 1894 at Bolivar, Missouri, elder of two sons of Troy and Rose Hatler. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States. ... Hermann Jaeger (b. ... Hermannhoff White Lady of Starkenburg wine Stone Hill Norton wine of 2003 St. ... Medal for the officer class, decorated with a rosette Napoleon wearing the Grand Cross The President of France is the Grand Master of the Legion. ... Will Rogers. ... Scarritt College (1878-1907), Neosho, Missouri, began as Neosho Male and Female Seminary with D. M. Conway serving as its first president. ... A page from the comic book version of Beetle Bailey. ... Addison Morton Walker (born September 3, 1923), more popularly known as Mort Walker, is an American comic artist, best known for creating the newspaper comic strips Beetle Bailey in 1950 and Hi and Lois in 1954. ... This is a list of links for U.S. Army forts and installations, organized by U.S. state or territory within the U.S. and by country if overseas. ... 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... Richard Wayne Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an Emmy-Award winning American television and movie actor, comedian and dancer. ... This is a list of links for U.S. Army forts and installations, organized by U.S. state or territory within the U.S. and by country if overseas. ... 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... The Dick Van Dyke Show was an American television situation comedy which aired on CBS from October 3, 1961 to September 7, 1966. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... Billy James Hargis (August 3, 1925, Texarkana, Texas - November 29, 2004, Tulsa, Oklahoma) was a far-right-wing Protestant Christian evangelist who, it could be argued, was one of the founding fathers of the Christian Right. ... Evangelism is the proclaiming of the Christian Gospel. ...


Historic resources

View of Neosho's town square. The building directly opposite was the site of the provisional Confederate state capitol building.
View of Neosho's town square. The building directly opposite was the site of the provisional Confederate state capitol building.

Neosho currently has three properties listed with the National Register of Historic Places: Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1690 × 1267 pixel, file size: 307 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photograph of town square of Neosho, Missouri, taken in August, 2006, by RebelAt. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1690 × 1267 pixel, file size: 307 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photograph of town square of Neosho, Missouri, taken in August, 2006, by RebelAt. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...

  • Neosho Commercial Historic District
  • Neosho High School
  • Second Baptist Church of Neosho

Government

Neosho's municipal organization provided for under the city charter shall is a home rule council-manager government. A city charter or town charter (generically, municipal charter) is a legal document establishing a municipality such as a city or town. ... Devolution or Home rule is the pooling of powers from central government to government at regional or local level. ... The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ...


Geography & climate

Geography

Neosho, elevation 1035 feet, is located in the extreme southwest corner of Missouri. Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area Greater St. ...


Climate

See also: Geography of Missouri, Ozark Plateau, karst topography Missouri, a state near the geographical center of the United States, has three distinct physiographic divisions: a north-western upland plain or prairie region part of the Interior Plains Central Lowland (areas Osage Plain 12f and Dissected Til Plains 12e) known as the northern plains a lowland in the extreme... Ozark redirects here. ... Karst topography is a three-dimensional landscape shaped by the dissolution of a soluble layer or layers of bedrock, usually carbonate rock such as limestone or dolomite. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 10,505 people, 4,136 households, and 2,725 families residing in the city. The population density was 271.7/km² (703.6/mi²). There were 4,510 housing units at an average density of 116.6/km² (302.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.99% White, 1.04% African American, 1.61% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 1.00% Pacific Islander, 2.73% from other races, and 2.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.23% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 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 4,136 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.01. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $31,225, and the median income for a family was $37,790. Males had a median income of $27,672 versus $20,632 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,847. About 8.7% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% 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. ...


Economy

Industry

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Tourism & recreation

Neosho

Newton County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... A town square is an open area commonly found in the heart of a traditional town used for community gatherings. ... This List of National Fish Hatcheries in the United States includes the 70 National Fish Hatcheries that are administered as components of the National Fish Hatchery System by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. ...

Cultural institutions

Thomas Hart Benton, painter Thomas Hart Benton, or Tom Benton (April 15, 1889 - January 19, 1975) was an American muralist of the Regionalist school. ...

Media & entertainment

Radio

  • KBTN, 1420 AM - country, news
  • KNEO, 91.7 FM - Christian

Newspapers

  • Neosho Daily News
  • Neosho Post
  • Newton County News

Education

Public schools

Crowder College, established in 1963 on the grounds of the former Fort Crowder, is a two-year community college serving southwestern Missouri and other outlying areas, granting certificates, diplomas, and associates degrees. ...

Private schools

  • Neosho Beauty College
  • Neosho Christian Schools
  • Ozark Bible Institute and College

References

Further reading

  • Neosho, the First Century, 1839-1939, by Larry A. James
  • Neosho: The story of a Missouri town; a short history, by Mary Cozad
  • Neosho, Missouri, Under the impact of army camp construction: A dynamic situation, by Lucille Tremlet Kohler
  • Historical Atlas of Newton County, Missouri, by John P. Edwards
  • Pioneers of the Six Bulls: The Newton County, Missouri, saga volume X pioneer families, by Larry A. James

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