Introduction to Carthage, Missouri
Carthage, Missouri, in Jasper county, is located 55 miles W of Springfield, Missouri (center to center) and is 117 miles NE of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is in the Joplin area. There are 12,668 residents in Carthage.
Carthage was platted in 1842. The first Battle of Carthage took place in 1861, while a second one took place in 1863. The area experienced rapid development after the Civil War. The Missouri Western Railroad entered the region in 1872. Carthage is in the Jasper County which was created in 1841.
Carthage and nearby Attractions
- Kellogg Lake Park
- Battle of Carthage Civil War Museum
- Historic Phelps House
- Prairie State Park
Things To Do In Carthage
Travellers of Carthage can visit the Battle of Carthage Civil War Museum to learn more about the history of the region. The Historic Phelps House is another major tourist attraction. The Kellogg Lake Park, and Prairie State Park are ideal places for a day trip in the company of family and friends. Tourists can also enjoy a walk by the beautiful Kellogg Lake. In addition, the city hosts several annual celebrations like the Acoustic Music Festival and the Festival of Carthage.
Joplin Regional Airport is close by.
Carthage Higher Education
There are various colleges and universities near Carthage including Missouri Southern State College, Pittsburg State University, Northwest Arkansas Community College, and Drury University.