Introduction to Caruthersville, Missouri
Caruthersville, Missouri, in Pemiscot county, is located 61 miles NW of Jackson, Tennessee (center to center) and is 75 miles N of Memphis, Tennessee. The city has a population of approximately 6,760.
Before Europeans settled in the area, Native Americans used to inhabit this region. The town of Caruthersville was planned and established by George W. Bushey and John Hardeman Walker in 1857. It was incorporated as a city in 1874. In 1976, a bridge was built across the Mississippi River.
Caruthersville and nearby Attractions
- Eastside Park
- New Madrid Historical Museum
- French Park
- Sacred Heart Church
Things To Do In Caruthersville
Museum lovers in Caruthersville should pay a visit to the New Madrid Historical Museum. It offers interesting insights into the historical and cultural background of the region. The Reynolds Park, French Park, and Eastside Park are also very popular tourist haunts. The Sacred Heart Church is a beautiful old-world building in the city, and is worth taking a look around.
Flights can be availed from the MC Kellar-Sipes Regional Airport.
Caruthersville Higher Education
Higher education institutes near Caruthersville include The University of Tennessee-Martin, Union University, Southwest Tennessee Community College-Macon Campus, and Jackson State Community College.