Nevada, Missouri Facts:
- County: Vernon
- Population: 8,327
- Coverage Area (Total): 9.0 sq. miles
- Elevation: 873 ft.
- Cities/Towns covered in local Names and Numbers Phone Book: Amos, Arcola, Ardath, Arnica, Arthur, Asbury, Avilla, Bearcreek, Bellamy, Bona, Boston, Bristow, Bronaugh, Cane Hill, Caplinger Mills, Carbon Center, Cedar Springs, Cedarville, Claud, Coal Hill, Comet, Corry, Cossville, Crisp, Dadeville, Dederick, Deerfield, El Dorado Springs, Ellis, Eve, Everton, Fair Haven, Fair Play, Filley, Glen Town, Golden City, Greenfield, Hackleman Corner, Handley,, Hannon, Harwood, Horton, Iantha, Irwin, Jasper, Jerico Springs, Kenoma, Kings Point, Lamar, Lamar Heights, Layneville, Lebeck, Liberal, Lockwood, Maple Grove, Masters, Medoc, Meinert, Metz, Milford, Milo, Mindenmines, Montevallo, Moundville, Nashville, Nassau Junction, Neola, Nevada, Newport, Oak Ridge (Vernon County), Oakton, Olympia, Oskaloosa, Pacetown, Panama, Pennsboro, Pilgrim, Portia, Rich Hill, Richards, Rinehart, Rookins, Rousertown, Schell City, Seybert, Sheldon, South Greenfield, Stockton, Stotesbury, Swart, Sylvania, Tuckers Corner, Umber, Umber View Heights, Verdella, Virgil City, Wagoner, Walker, Willowville, Wimmer
Our online Yellow Pages for Nevada, MO offer complete listings for area businesses. Listing information includes addresses, phone numbers, websites, maps, and more!
Before being incorporated in 1855, Nevada had been previously known as Fair View and Hog-Eye. Since the "Fairview" had already been taken by another Missouri community, and "Hog-Eye" was considered to be degrading to settlers in the area, the name was changed to Nevada after Nevada City, California.
The American Civil War was difficult on Nevada and the surrounding Vernon County area. In May 1963, pro-Union militiamen from Cedar County attacked the Nevada courthouse, but were beaten back and defeated. Within a few days, more militia arrived to finish the job and the town was completely burned to the ground. Only the jail and a few houses survived the destruction.
Are you new to Nevada? Just checking out the area? Please see the links provided below to find local attractions, helpful resources, and recurring events.
Nevada Recurring Events
Nevada/Vernon County Farmers Market - Every Saturday from 8 am - Noon at Earp Park (May - October).
Lights at the Lake - at Radio Springs Park from November - December.