Seneca, Missouri

Seneca, Missouri

Known historically as the "Little Town on the Border," Seneca is a rural community tucked into a small pocket of southwestern Missouri in Newton County. Just across the state line are Oklahoma and the Eastern Shawnee tribal headquarters. In 1833 a group of pioneers from Ohio discovered and settled in this lush valley where the beautiful clear streams of Lost Creek and Little Lost Creek converge at the edge of Indian Territory. Lost Creek and Little Lost Creek wander through downtown Seneca, which fills to capacity during Fourth of July, Homecoming, and Christmas parades.

Many century old homes and buildings and the one-room school house and caboose, as well as, several historical murals remind the town of it's proud past.

Seneca's close, cooperative relations between the school, city, and business community come together during the parades, and the annual cultural events such as the Indian Country Jamboree and the Eastern Shawnee Pow Wow.

The lovely Grand Lake of the Cherokees is a six mile drive away, and local citizens enjoy a low tax rate, splendid communications and transportation facilities. Seneca's friendly hometown atmosphere makes it an ideal location for industries, investments, and home-seekers.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Border Town Bingo

Border Town Bingo & Gaming is a Native American casino in Seneca, Missouri and is open bingo daily, gaming 24 hours daily. The 25,000 square foot casino features 220

Seneca, MO Casinos

Eastern Shawnee Tribal Headquarters

The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Okahoma has approximately 2,000

Seneca, MO Indian Heritage


There are several murals painted in the city including the bicentennial mural in the City Hall.

- Larry Banks, 1989; CC Anderson, '80 and '87

Seneca, MO Arts

Schoolhouse and Caboose

The one-room school house built in the early 1900s and the old Burlington Northern caboose remind the town of it's proud past.

Seneca, MO Historic Schoolhouses

Modoc Tribe Cemetery

The original Modoc Tribal Members came to Oklahoma in November of 1873 as prisoners of war. The only original alloted land left is the tribe's cemetery where the earliest marked grave dates back to April of 1874 and the church and the church that was established in 1879.

In 1980

Seneca, MO Cemeteries

Things to do near Seneca, MO