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Encyclopedia > Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Location of Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°45′35″N 90°24′10″W / 36.75972, -90.40278
Country United States
State Missouri
County Butler
Area
 - City  11.6 sq mi (30.0 km²)
 - Land  11.6 sq mi (30.0 km²)
 - Water  0.0 sq mi (0.0 km²)
Elevation  361 ft (110 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 16,651
 - Density 1,438.9/sq mi (555.6/km²)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 63901-63902
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-59096GR2
GNIS feature ID 0751712GR3

Poplar Bluff is a city in Butler County, Missouri, United States. It is the county seat of Butler CountyGR6 and is also known as "Gateway To The Ozarks." The Poplar Bluff Micropolitan Statistical Area consists of Butler County. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias MO county maps by Catbar. ... 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... 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. ... Missouri has 114 counties and one independent city. ... Butler County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 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 (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 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. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... 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... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... -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 573 area code covers a large area of the state of Missouri. ... 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. ... Butler County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... 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. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Butler County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into United States micropolitan area. ...

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Geography

Poplar Bluff is located at 36°45′35″N, 90°24′10″W (36.759808, -90.402731),GR1 along the Black River. The Black River is a tributary of the White River, a tributary of the Mississippi River, and is approximately 280 miles (450 km) long. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.0 km² (11.6 mi²), all land. 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. ...


Poplar Bluff takes its name from the bluff that overlooks the Black River from the west side. When first settled, the bluff was covered with poplar trees. Some locals refer to the city as simply "The Bluff." The bluff itself is a distinct landmark separating the Ozark foothills from the lowland Mississippi embayment of Southeast Missouri. North and west lie the foothills, south and east the lowlands. The county courthouse and the offices of the Daily American Republic newspaper sit on this site. This article is about woody plants of the genus Populus. ... Ozark redirects here. ... This article may be too technical for most readers to understand. ...


The surrounding area is commonly known as the "Three Rivers" with many local organizations and businesses using the name. The three rivers; Current River, Black River, and St. Francis River are 40 miles apart, with Poplar Bluff right in the center on the Black. Black River features Clearwater Reservoir upriver from Poplar Bluff and 50 miles away by road. The outlet of the dam is one of the places in Missouri where the spoonbill catfish can be found. Current River, part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, lies to the west and is home to Big Spring. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Black River is a tributary of the White River, a tributary of the Mississippi River, and is approximately 280 miles (450 km) long. ... The Saint Francis River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in southeastern Missouri and northeastern Arkansas in the United States. ... This article is about the siluriform catfishes; for the Atlantic catfish, see Seawolf (fish); for other uses, see Catfish (disambiguation). ... The Ozark National Scenic Riverways is a national park in The Ozarks area of south central Missouri and in the United States. ...


Lake Wapappello is on the St. Francis River and is located 15 miles from Poplar Bluff. The lake sees many visitors around drag boat racing season as a national level of competition is held at the lake. The lake is also popular for crappie fishing in springtime. Look up hydroplane in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Species - white crappie - black crappie Pomoxis is a genus of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. ...


Demographics

The population was 16,651 at the 2000 census, making it the third largest city in Missouri's 8th Congressional district behind Cape Girardeau and Sikeston. Cape Girardeau is a city located in the county of the same name in Missouri, 100 miles south of Saint Louis. ... Sikeston is a city located in New Madrid and Scott County, Missouri. ...


As of the censusGR2 of 2006, there were 15,351 people, 7,077 households, and 4,295 families residing in the city. The population density was 555.7/km² (1,438.9/mi²). There were 7,871 housing units at an average density of 262.7/km² (680.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.04% White, 9.71% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.48% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.35% 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. ... 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 7,077 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.3% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.91. 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 24.3% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 83.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $22,068, and the median income for a family was $28,744. Males had a median income of $23,851 versus $18,770 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,996. About 19.3% of families and 24.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.4% of those under age 18 and 17.6% 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. ...


Description

Poplar Bluff is about 150 miles from St. Louis, Missouri, Springfield, Missouri, Little Rock, Arkansas, and Memphis, Tennessee. The city is the crossroads of US highways 60 and 67. Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... Hammons Tower in downtown Springfield Springfield is the third largest city in Missouri. ... Location in Pulaski County, Arkansas Coordinates: , Country State County Pulaski Founded 1821 Incorporated 1831 Government  - Mayor Mark Stodola Area  - City  116. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ...


The town is located in the Bible Belt. There are numerous churches located in the town. The town has one public high school and one junior high, a 5th and 6th grade center, a kindergarten center, 3 grade elementary schools and a head start. The town also has a Catholic pre-K through 8th grade school and a Baptist pre-K through 12th grade school. Three Rivers Community College is also located in Poplar Bluff. Poplar Bluff has three hospitals, and one operated by the Veteran's Association, with three campuses and several clinics. The approximate extent of the Bible Belt, indicated in red The Bible Belt is an informal term for an area of the United States of America in which socially conservative Christian Evangelical Protestantism is a dominant part of the culture. ... Head Start is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that focuses on assisting children from low-income families. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Baptist is...


The original business district in "downtown" gave way to a "shopping center" on the northwest side of town in the 1960s which gave way to "the strip" running along both sides of what was U.S. 67 (now Business U.S. 67) for the length of the city. On South 5th street in the downtown district you will find the large Black River Coliseum, which hosts shows, sport events, concerts and a large indoor pool. In front of the Coliseum is a Veterans Wall and large fountains and across the street is the Railroad Museum. The downtown area is also home to the historic Rodgers Theatre. A large railyard separates the "South Side" from the rest of the city. Poplar Bluff still has Amtrak service. The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ...

Rodgers Theatre

The Industrial Park is located on the 'South Side" and is home to Briggs and Stratton, Gates Rubber, Team USA, and other factories. The Bluff Falls Water Park is also located on the South Side. The "Sale Barn" also lies on the South Side. Every Friday sees a livestock auction there and the grounds feature a large outdoor flea market selling everything from apples to hunting dogs. The Airport is located on the East Side of town on Hwy B or old 60 East Hwy. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 2. ... Sheep are commonly bred as livestock. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


The town is home to Troup E of the Missouri Highway Patrol. The Highway Patrol Troop E Headquarters is located just North of Poplar Bluff on US 60 West and US 67 North. Butler County Health Department and many other county necessities are located in town.


History

The city was founded as the county seat in 1849. It consisted of about 150 acres.


The identity of the very first European visitor to the Poplar Bluff area is Hernando DeSoto. DeSoto landed at Tampa Bay in May of 1539. Later he crossed the Mississippi River. He then traveled to a point below the mouth of the St. Francis river, and into Butler County. DeSoto and his men traveled through what is now Ash Hill and passed just outside of Poplar Bluff. Later, the French were the first Europeans to assert any territorial rights over the Poplar Bluff area. The French held the area until 1770, when it was ceded by treaty to Spain. Spain held the area until 1802 when it was returned to France. Throughout this time the area of Poplar Bluff, as well as all of Butler County, held almost no European settlements up until 1819. When this first white settler family moved into the Poplar Bluff area in 1819, it is reported that about 300 Native Americans resided in the area. Hernando de Soto is a: Spanish explorer. ...


In 1927 a tornado leveled most of the city, especially the originial business district along Main and Broadway streets. This article is about the weather phenomenon. ...


Notable Poplar Bluff residents

  • Linda Bloodworth-Thomason: Television producer of Designing Women
  • Tyler Hansbrough: UNC-Chapel Hill Basketball star played high school basketball in Poplar Bluff
  • Julie McCullough: Growing Pains and Playboy Playmate
  • Scott Innes: Voice actor for Scooby-Doo
  • Latrell Sprewell: NBA star who played JUCO basketball at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff
  • Gulley: Rap artist originally from Poplar Bluff. Now opening for acts such as E-40
  • Coach Gene Bess: has more wins (1,000+) than any other coach in college basketball history, with all of them coming from Three Rivers Community College.
  • Medal of Honor recipient Billie G. Kanell

Linda Bloodworth-Thomason (born Linda Joyce Bloodworth April 15, 1947, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri) is an American television producer. ... Designing Women was an American television sitcom that centered around the working and personal lives of four women in an interior design firm in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Andrew Tyler Hansbrough (born November 3, 1985 in Columbia, Missouri), nicknamed Psycho T, is an American collegiate basketball player for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill mens basketball team. ... Julie Michelle McCullough (born January 30, 1965 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA) is an American model and actress. ... For other uses, see Growing Pains (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Playboy (disambiguation). ... Scott Innes, born on October 30, 1966 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, is an American voice actor. ... Latrell Fontaine Sprewell (born September 8, 1970 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a former American professional basketball player who last played for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2004-05 NBA season. ... Gully is the 4th album from Euphoria. ... Earl Stevens (born November 15, 1967 Vallejo, California) best known by his stage name E-40 is a Bay Area rapper. ... Gene Bess has been the coach of the mens basketball team at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Missouri since 1971. ... Billie G. Kanell was a soldier in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. ...

Transportation

Other information Code PBF Traffic Passengers (2006) 3,220 8. ...

External links

  • The History of Butler County 1870-1930

Coordinates: 36.759808° N 90.402731° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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The City of Poplar Bluff is situated in the north central portion of Butler County.
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Located in southeast Missouri, Poplar Bluff is named for the dense growth of tulip poplar trees on the bluff of the Black River.
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The mission of the Poplar Bluff R-1 School District, in partnership with parents and community, is to educate all students to their potential, and to inspire them to be lifelong learners, who possess the skills and knowledge necessary to be productive members in our changing world.
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