Introduction to Kennett, Missouri
Kennett, Missouri, in Dunklin county, is located 45 miles NE of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center) and is 75 miles N of Memphis, Tennessee. As of the year 2000 census, 11,260 people resided in Kennett.
Kennett was settled by the white settlers in the early 19th century. The settlement was originally named as Chilletecaux. In fact, it was named after a Delaware Indian chief. In the late 1840s, the city was renamed Butler. Later in 1851, the city adopted its present name. It was named in honor of Luther M. Kennett, the mayor of St. Louis. The first railroad entered the area in the 1890s. It is the county seat of Dunklin County, which was organized on February 14, 1845.
Kennett and nearby Attractions
- Dunklin County Museum
- Hemingway - Pfeiffer Museum & Education Center
- Reelfoot Lake State Park
- Crowley's Ridge State Park
- Lake Frierson State Park
Things To Do In Kennett
One can visit the Dunklin County Museum while in Kennett. The Hemingway - Pfeiffer Museum and Education Center is also worth visiting. One can enjoy camping, boating, and fishing at the Reelfoot Lake State Park. The Lake Frierson State Park includes a scenic trail ideal for hiking. Every year, Kennett hosts the Delta Fair in the month of September.
Flights can be availed from Memphis International Airport.
Kennett Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued through Arkansas State University - Main Campus, Southwest Tennessee Community College - Union Campus, and University of Memphis.