Introduction to Marshfield, Missouri
Marshfield, Missouri, in Webster county, is located 23 miles E of Springfield, Missouri (center to center) and is 151 miles SE of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is considered part of the Springfield metropolitan area. Marshfield has a population of 5,720.
Marshfield was named by John F. McMahan after Marshfield, Massachusetts. The city was laid out in 1856 and the land was donated by W. T. and B. F. T. Burford and C. F. Drysden. It is the county seat of Webster County, which was organized on March 3, 1855 and was named in honor of Daniel Webster. Marshfield experiences a severe damage on April 18, 1880 by an intense tornado.
Marshfield and nearby Attractions
- Walnut Springs Farm & Museum
- Laura Ingalls Wilder Home & Museum
- Bennett Spring State Park
- Crystal Cave
- Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks
- Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
Things To Do In Marshfield
Marshfield offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. One can visit the Walnut Springs Farm and Museum, which has pioneered the dairy industry in the Southwest Missouri. The Webster County History Museum is also worth visiting. The Ellis O. Jackson Park, Nelson Park, Hidden Waters Nature Park, Rotary Park, and Shackleford Springs Park are some of the local parks. The city also hosts the Webster County Fair every year in the month of July.
Springfield - Branson Regional Airport offers facilities for air transportation.
Marshfield Higher Education
Southwest Missouri State University, Ozarks Technical Community College, and Drury University are the centers of higher education.