Sarcoxie,,Missouri

Sarcoxie, Missouri

One of the first known settlers at Sarcoxie was Chief Sarcoxie, head of the Turtle Band of the Delaware Tribe. Historians have translated Sarcoxie's name as meaning "As Tall As He Is". This is said to mean he was high up in tribal government, but photos reveal that he also looked "tall".

The first permanent settler to Jasper County in 1831 was Thackery Vivion from Kentucky, who located near Sarcoxie Spring and built a mill of logs on Center Creek a quarter mile east of the present town square. Platted in 1840, Sarcoxie is the oldest town in Jasper County and the only town in the United States with that name.

Sarcoxie was considered a hot point during the Civil War. The first Confederate Flag, the "Star and Bars," was flown in Missouri on the Sarcoxie Square. Legend has it that the 100-foot wide flag flew from a 100-foot flag pole and was guarded closely for weeks. Following the war years, Sarcoxie became a major cowtown as a stopping point where Texas cowboys moved their herds north to the railhead at Sedalia during the 1890s.

The first electric lights in Southwest Missouri appeared in 1887 at the mill where J.J. Sprague invented a dynamo and sent an order to Edison for ten incandescent bulbs.

In the heart of town you will find the Square, where Sarcoxie's retail area began. Still a congregating place, the centerpiece of the Square is the 1931 gazebo and park where monuments commemorate the town's proud past. Nickorbob's Craft Mall is one of the largest in Missouri with crafts from local artisans and a tea room. Cimarron Antique Mall features an extensive Native American Museum within it's heart, as well as a tremendous collection of horse-drawn farm equipment. Located just west of the Square, Cave Springs is the home of the Ozark Cave Fish, an endangered species found in no other location on the earth.

Sarcoxie has many recreational opportunities. It is within easy access of Table Rock Lake, Grand Lake, Stockton Lake, Lake of the Ozarks, and Beaver Lake, as well as being situated on Center Creek and within a few miles of Spring River. These all offer great fishing, boating, swimming, etc. Center Creek Recreation and Golf Club and The Royalty Arena provided sporting activities and the WAC RV Park offers accommodations as well as swimming, miniature golf, and picnicking.

Attractions near Sarcoxie, Missouri

Modoc Tribe Cemetery

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Paddy Creek Wilderness

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Veteran's Memorial Park
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Gallery 206

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Mark Twain Country Club

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Upcoming Events near Sarcoxie, Missouri

Only a 45-minute drive east of Springfield, Mo. (on hwy 60), come and experience the past with Laura Ingalls Wilder as she reminisces about her childhood pioneer days, her incredible family, and her beloved Almanzo. Laura's life unfolds through a live theater production that culminates on that momentous day in 1951 when Mansfield dedicated its library in her honor. Laura's Memories captures Mrs. Wilder's journeys through Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakota Territory, Kansas, and finally Mansfield, Missouri where Laura and Almanzo spent their remaining years. Come and celebrate the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder as the Ozark Mountain Players bring history to life under the starry canopy of the Ozark sky. This unforgettable musical production is performed in a comfortable amphitheater dedicated to the enduring memory of one of America's favorite authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder. 

(Concessions are available.)
Fridays and Saturdays through September, 7:30 pm. See website for two morning presentations.
Laura's Memories

Start Date: Fri August, 19th
Only a 45-minute drive east of Springfield, Mo. (on hwy 60), come and experience the past with Laura Ingalls Wilder as she re...

Southern Gospel Picnic

Start Date: Fri August, 19th
The all-new Southern Gospel Picnic festival is the Midwest's largest gathering of Southern Gospel artists, bringing together ...

Bring your Pre-69 ride to Sleds in September - Branson MO.....join us for a Pre 69 Car Show to Remember! ALL 1969 and older Custom Cars, Hot Rods, Classic Cars, Street Rods, Muscle Cars and Antique Autos are welcome and ALL age Custom cars. Participants are invited to the Friday night free feast with evening entertainment, Famous Kustom Car Builders with their famous cars, Magazine coverage by Kustoms Illustrated and Car Culture Deluxe. Sign up now for the Flame Throwing Contest with Cash prize. Free Drive Inn Movie, 2 for 1 Music Show Tickets for Participants, door prizes, 50.00 a night host hotel for participants ON THE same property as the SHOW GROUNDS, 50/50 pot and the best Dam Cruise you can have on an autumn evening made even longer for your kruisin pleasure! We are back we were started at AREA 57, on the strip. No membership is required, come and join the fun! Visit our website for full details! $25.00 pre-register/$35.00 day of registration. Weeken d vacation packages are available for Participants and Spectators. Benefits the NON-for profit Sho-me Sports Scholarship Fund for midwest kids.
Annual Sleds in September

Start Date: Fri August, 19th
Bring your Pre-69 ride to Sleds in September - Branson MO.....join us for a Pre 69 Car Show to Remember! ALL 1969 and older C...

Annual Grape & Fall Festival

Start Date: Fri August, 26th
The Annual Hollister Grape & Fall Festival will be held on historic Downing Street, which is listed on the National Register ...

Only a 45-minute drive east of Springfield, Mo. (on hwy 60), come and experience the past with Laura Ingalls Wilder as she reminisces about her childhood pioneer days, her incredible family, and her beloved Almanzo. Laura's life unfolds through a live theater production that culminates on that momentous day in 1951 when Mansfield dedicated its library in her honor. Laura's Memories captures Mrs. Wilder's journeys through Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakota Territory, Kansas, and finally Mansfield, Missouri where Laura and Almanzo spent their remaining years. Come and celebrate the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder as the Ozark Mountain Players bring history to life under the starry canopy of the Ozark sky. This unforgettable musical production is performed in a comfortable amphitheater dedicated to the enduring memory of one of America's favorite authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder. 

(Concessions are available.)
Fridays and Saturdays through September, 7:30 pm. See website for two morning presentations.
Laura's Memories

Start Date: Fri August, 26th
Only a 45-minute drive east of Springfield, Mo. (on hwy 60), come and experience the past with Laura Ingalls Wilder as she re...

Jesse James Days

Start Date: Fri August, 5th
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Big Spring Park Lighting Festival

Start Date: Fri December, 2nd
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Jolly Mill Park annual Christmas Open House

Start Date: Fri December, 2nd
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Carthage Historic Downtown Art Walk

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Old Mining Town Days

Start Date: Fri June, 17th
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