State of Missouri

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10 Largest Cities in Missouri

Missouri State Facts

  • List of Counties

  • List of Towns

  • Points of Interest

  • Capital: Jefferson City

  • Largest city: Kansas City

  • Highest point: Taum Sauk Mountain, 1,772 ft (540 m)

  • Lowest point: St. Francis River at southern Arkansas border

  • Admission to Union: August 10, 1821 (24th)

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Missouri State Information

  • The Missouri River is the longest river in the USA

  • Single men between the ages of twenty-one and fifty must pay an annual tax of one dollar for being single.

Missouri Points of Interest

Missouri Points of Interest

Points of Interest of Missouri, Things To Do, Places To Go, People To Meet

Missouri State Counties and one independent city

114 Counties in Missouri

  1. Adair County

  2. Andrew County

  3. Atchison County

  4. Audrain County

  5. Barry County

  6. Barton County

  7. Bates County

  8. Benton County

  9. Bollinger County

  10. Boone County

  11. Buchanan County

  12. Butler County

  13. Caldwell County

  14. Callaway County

  15. Camden County

  16. Cape Girardeau County

  17. Carroll County

  18. Carter County

  19. Cass County

  20. Cedar County

  21. Chariton County

  22. Christian County

  23. Clark County

  24. Clay County

  25. Clinton County

  26. Cole County

  27. Cooper County

  28. Crawford County

  29. Dade County

  30. Dallas County

  31. Daviess County

  32. DeKalb County

  33. Dent County

  34. Douglas County

  35. Dunklin County

  36. Franklin County

  37. Gasconade County

  38. Gentry County

  39. Greene County

  40. Grundy County

  41. Harrison County

  42. Henry County

  43. Hickory County

  44. Holt County

  45. Howard County

  46. Howell County

  47. Iron County

  48. Jackson County

  49. Jasper County

  50. Jefferson County

  51. Johnson County

  52. Knox County

  53. Laclede County

  54. Lafayette County

  55. Lawrence County

  56. Lewis County

  57. Lincoln County

  58. Linn County

  59. Livingston County

  60. Macon County

  61. Madison County

  62. Maries County

  63. Marion County

  64. McDonald County

  65. Mercer County

  66. Miller County

  67. Mississippi County

  68. Moniteau County

  69. Monroe County

  70. Montgomery County

  71. Morgan County

  72. New Madrid County

  73. Newton County

  74. Nodaway County

  75. Oregon County

  76. Osage County

  77. Ozark County

  78. Pemiscot County

  79. Perry County

  80. Pettis County

  81. Phelps County

  82. Pike County

  83. Platte County

  84. Polk County

  85. Pulaski County

  86. Putnam County

  87. Ralls County

  88. Randolph County

  89. Ray County

  90. Reynolds County

  91. Ripley County

  92. Saline County

  93. Schuyler County

  94. Scotland County

  95. Scott County

  96. Shannon County

  97. Shelby County

  98. St. Charles County

  99. St. Clair County

  100. St. Francois County

  101. St Louis County

  102. St Louis city County

  103. St Genevieve County

  104. Stoddard County

  105. Stone County

  106. Sullivan County

  107. Taney County

  108. Texas County

  109. Vernon County

  110. Warren County

  111. Washington County

  112. Wayne County

  113. Webster County

  114. Worth County

  115. Wright County

Our Story

The state of Missouri is located in the region of the Midwestern U.S. And is bordered by the states of Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, and Nebraska. The state is the 21st ranked most extensive state with a total land area of 69,704 square miles and is the 18th most populated state with a population of 6.01 million as of 2011. The capital of Missouri is Jefferson city, however its most popular city is St. Louis and its largest city is Kansas City. The land where Missouri currently sits was first acquired through the Louisiana Purchase from France, and the land later became recognized as the Missouri Territory and joined the union as the 24th state in August of 1821.

Missouri parallels the nations overall demographics in terms of political and economic makeup with a wide variety of rural and urban cultures. The geography of the state varies significantly with the northern region sitting in the dissected till plains and the southern region sits in the Ozark Mountains where the Missouri River splits the two. The beginning points of both the famous Oregon Trail and the Pony Express Trail were both located in the state of Missouri. The climate in Missouri is typically considered to be a humid continental climate which consists of cold winters and hot and humid summers. The climate can be considered humid subtropical in the southern regions of the state. The states climate is not affected by mountains or oceans and thus is greatly influenced by the air from the cool arctic along with the hot and humid air from the Gulf of Mexico.

The major industries in the state of Missouri are primarily farming (soybeans and corn), zinc and lead mining, cars, aircraft equipment, and beer. The major bodies of water within the state are the Mississippi River, Osage River, Missouri River, Table Rock Lake, Lake of the Ozarks, Lake Wappapello and Clearwater Lake. The highest point of elevation in the state is located at Taum Sauk Mountain and sits at 1,772 feet above sea level. The state was named after an Algonquian Indian word which has the meaning “river of the big canoes”. The state bird is the Bluebird, the state fish is the Channel Catfish, the state flower is the White Hawthorne, and the state tree is the Flowering Dogwood tree. Even though Missouri is completely landlocked and bordered by many different states, it still features a unique array of geographical features and abundant city life giving the state a great mix of both worlds.

Missouri is also known as "The Cave State" with over 6000 recorded caves (second to Tennessee). Perry County has both the largest number of caves and the single longest cave in the state.

December 16, 1811, An earthquake near New Madrid, Missouri, changed the course of the Mississippi River.

Bonne Terre, Missouri - Lead mine closed in 1962 and reopened as a tourist attraction. Features the World's Largest Subterranean Lake. /p>

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