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

Mark Twain Lake Camping
Mark Twain Lake Camping

Camping is available in three Corps of Engineers developed recreation areas, at the Mark Twain State Park and in several priv...

Precious Moments Fountain of Angles

An inspirational water, light and sound show, featuring Precious Moments artwork and soundtrack by members of the London Phil...

Lake of the Ozarks Trails
Lake of the Ozarks Trails

For a different perspective of Ozark nature, the Lake offers outstanding hiking, biking and walking trails, several of which ...

Weston Red Barn Farm

Educational farm for children, tours by reservation, Apr - Nov; U-pick strawberries - Memorial Day to mid-June; Fall Festival...

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

Preserves the site of the first Civil War battle in Missouri. Visitors center has film and exhibits. Five-mile tour road acce...

Missouri State Highway Safety Education Center

The museum features five completely equipped patrol cars dating from 1931 to the present; gun, alcohol, drug and seat belt di...

Concordia Historical Institute

The Department of Archives and History for The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Free museum featuring American Lutheran histor...

Glore Psychiatric Museum

Artifacts, documents and replicas portray 400 years of psychiatric treatment. Exhibits chronicle 128-year history of "State L...

Truman Lake Area Hunting
Truman Lake Area Hunting

Truman Lake offers many opportunities for a variety of game. White-tailed deer, turkey, squirrel, rabbit, quail, duck and gee...

Sawyer's Creek

Full-service cafe, fun park and year-round unique shops overlooking the Mississippi River....

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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...

Annual Sleds Midwest Car Event

Start Date: Fri August, 26th
Pre 1970 Car Show (we make some exceptions - so if you want to come please ask). Swap Meet, Toy show, Car Corral, Vendors, G...

Jesse James Days

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

Start Date: Fri December, 2nd
Holiday Favorites sung by Central Elementary 2nd Grade Choir Reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" Appearances b...

Jolly Mill Park annual Christmas Open House

Start Date: Fri December, 2nd
Old Fashioned Jolly Mill Christmas and annual Christmas Open House Join us for a holiday tradition at Jolly Mill Park - th...

Art Show

Start Date: Fri November, 11th
Christmas Open House Art Show. Meet local Artists. Art will be for sale watercolor, oil, acrylic paintings and photographs. ...

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