Introduction to Neosho, Missouri
Neosho, Missouri, in Newton county, is located 57 miles N of Fayetteville, Arkansas (center to center) and is 103 miles NE of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is included in the Joplin metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 10,505 people resided in Neosho.
Neosho was originally inhabited by the Native Americans. It was first settled by the Europeans in the late 1820s. Lunsford Oliver from Tennessee was the first known settler of the area. He arrived in 1829. The city is the county seat of Newton County, which was organized on December 31, 1838 and was named after Sergeant John Newton. The first court session of Newton County was held on April 13, 1839. Neosho was incorporated in 1878.
Neosho and nearby Attractions
- Harmony Shopping Center
- Big Spring Park
- Newton County Historical Park
- Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments (Marjan)
- Reptile World Zoo
- Dorothea B. Hoover Historical Museum
Things To Do In Neosho
Neosho is home to Newton County Historical Society Museum. The Big Spring Park and Morse Park are some of the local parks. Visitors can shop at the Harmony Shopping Center. The Mormon Church is also worth visiting. In addition, the city hosts the Newton County Fair every year in the month of July. The Reptile World Zoo and Precious Moments Art Museum are some of the popular tourist destinations.
Joplin Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Neosho Higher Education
Crowder College lies in the city. Missouri Southern State College, Pittsburg State University, and Northwest Arkansas Community College also provide higher education in the area.