Ken Brock (center) accepts one of ten Gold Book awards including Publisher of the Read more →
Monett, Missouri Facts:
- County: Monett, Pierce
- Coverage Area (Total): 6.5 sq. miles
- Elevation: 1,355 ft.
- Population: 8,873
- Cities/Towns covered in local Names and Numbers Phone Book: Aurora, Butterfield, Halltown, Jenkins, Marionville, Miller, Monett, Mt Vernon, Pierce City, Purdy, Stotts City, Verona
Monett was established in 1887 where it marked its beginnings as a Frisco Railroad town. It became a vibrant railroad terminal, which facilitated growth in agriculture trade, retail commerce, and manufacturing. Monett developed a diverse economy in its early days, including livestock, apples, cigar manufacturing, ice, poultry, dairy, and its famous Ozark strawberries. The town became known as the Strawberry Capital of the Midwest.
Monett maintains a variety of attractions including:Back to Top