Introduction to Dexter, Missouri
This area began to develop after a railroad was constructed in 1869. The city was founded in 1853 and was incorporated in 1873. The first flour mill was constructed in 1886 and the first telephone system was established by Mr. E.C. Mohrstadt in 1893.
Dexter and nearby Attractions
- Big Oak Tree State Park
- Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
- Bollinger Mill State Historic Site
- Cape River Heritage Museum
- Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site
- New Madrid Historical Museum
Things To Do In Dexter
The Horseshoe Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area and the Big Oak Tree State Park are popular local recreational spots, with opportunities for camping, fishing and picnicking. The New Madrid Historical Museum and the Cape River Heritage Museum are the local museum. The Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site and the Bollinger Mill State Historic Site are accessible from Dexter as well.
Lambert-Saint Louis International is the nearest major airport.
Dexter Higher Education
Local colleges and universities include the Three Rivers Community College, Southeast Missouri State University and the University of Missouri.