Introduction to Carl Junction, Missouri
Carl Junction, Missouri, in Jasper county, is located 69 miles W of Springfield, Missouri (center to center) and is 106 miles NE of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is part of the Joplin metropolitan statistical area(MSA). Approximately 5,294 people reside in Carl Junction.
Carl Junction History
Carl Junction was formed along with many other towns as a way station for the new railroad spur lines that emerged in the area. The first train traveled through Carl Junction in 1879. In August 1892, the city attracted the nation's attention when the fossils of two infant and two adult elephants were found in the area.
Carl Junction and nearby Attractions
- Center Creek Park
- Memorial Park
- Dorothea B. Hoover Historical Museum
- Briarbrook Country Club and Golf Course
Things To Do In Carl Junction
Recreational facilities for swimming, picnicking and other activities are available at several local parks including the Four Seasons Park, Center Creek Park, and Memorial Park. A stroll by the Oscie Ora Acres Lake is enjoyable and refreshing. Carl Junction hosts events including the Bluegrass Festival and Crafts Fall Festival. Golf lovers can take advantage of the facilities offered by the Briarbrook Country Club and Golf Course. The city of Carl Junction also offers easy access to quite a few historical sites including the George Washington Carver National Monument.
Carl Junction Transportation
One can seek air transportation facilities at the Joplin Regional Airport.
Carl Junction Higher Education
The Missouri Southern State College, Pittsburg State University, Northwest Arkansas Community College, and Southwest Baptist University are close to Carl Junction.