Introduction to Monett, Missouri
Monett was originally named Plymouth. It was founded in 1887. In its initial years, the area was served by the Frisco railroad. In fact, the city was also renamed after a railroad agent. The city is partly located in Barry County, which was established in 1835 and was named in honor of William Taylor Barry; and partly in Lawrence County, which was created in 1843 and named after naval officer James Lawrence, who fought in the War of 1812.
Monett and nearby Attractions
- Monsanto Lake
- Dickerson Park Zoo
- Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway
- Wal-Mart Visitors Center
- Silver Dollar City
- Roaring River State Park
Things To Do In Monett
Local parks include North Park, Greenway Trails and South Park. The Monett's Windmill Ridge Golf Course is the local golf course. For outdoor recreation, the St. Francois State Park, the Roaring River State Park and the St. Joe State Park are all nearby. Those interested in history might find a visit to the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield and General Sweeny's Museum of Civil War History enjoyable.
Flights are available from Joplin Regional Airport.
Monett Higher Education
Missouri Southern State College, Ozarks Technical Community College and Northwest Arkansas Community College are the local colleges.