Introduction to Nevada, Missouri
Nevada, Missouri, in Vernon county, is located 72 miles NW of Springfield, Missouri (center to center) and is 88 miles S of Kansas City, Missouri. As of the year 2000 census, 8,607 people resided in Nevada.
Nevada was originally known as Fair View and Hog - Eye. Later on, it was renamed after Nevada City, California. The city was incorporation in 1855. In the same year, Nevada became the county seat of the newly formed Vernon County. The county was named in honor of Colonel Miles Vernon, who fought in the Battle of New Orleans.
Nevada and nearby Attractions
- Osage Village State Historic Site
- Bushwhacker Museum
- Prairie State Park
- Fort Scott National Historic Site
- Crawford State Park
Things To Do In Nevada
Nevada has a number of parks including the Walton Park, Spring Street Park, Radio Springs Park, George Lyons Park, Marmaduke Park, and Centennial Park. The Countryside Assembly of God Church, Heritage Baptist Church, and United Methodist Church are some of the local churches. The city hosts the Bushwhacker Days every year in June. Tourists can also plan a trip to the Osage Village State Historic Site and Bushwhacker Museum.
Air transport facilities are available at Joplin Regional Airport.
Nevada Higher Education
Cottey College is the local college. One can also pursue higher education through Pittsburg State University, Southwest Baptist University, and Missouri Southern State College.