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Neosho, Newton, MO

The name "Neosho" is generally accepted to be of Native American (most likely Osage) derivation, meaning "clear, cold water", referring to local freshwater springs. The springs attracted varying cultures of Native American inhabitants for thousands of years. It was also ideal for the later white settlers, who founded the city in 1833. It was incorporated as a municipal government in 1878. Nicknamed "City of Springs", Neosho has long served as an agricultural center and, since 1888, is home of the Neosho National Fish Hatchery, the oldest in the National Fish Hatchery System. It is known locally as the "Gateway to the Ozarks", and since 1957 as "the Flower Box City".


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South Side Public Square
Neosho, Missouri, USA

South Side Public Square
Newton County Court House, Neosho, Mo.
Neosho, Missouri, USA

Newton County Court House, Neosho, Mo.
U.S. Government Fish Hatchery, Neosho, Missouri, near Camp Crowder
Neosho, Missouri, USA

U.S. Government Fish Hatchery, Neosho, Missouri, near Camp Crowder
USO Club, Neosho, Missouri
Neosho, Missouri, USA

USO Club, Neosho, Missouri

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1854 - Neosho
Neosho, a post-village, capital of Newt6n oo., Missouri, 200 miles S. W. from Jefferson City. It has considerable trade with the Indians. Extensive lead mines have been opened about 6 miles from this place.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1895 - Neosho
Neosho, a post-village, capital of Newton co., Mo., in Neosho township, on the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad, 73 miles W.S.W. of Springfield, and about 22 miles S. of Carthage. It has a bank, 2 newspaper offices, 6 churches, a foundry, a machine-shop, 2 flouring-mills, a woollen-mill, and 2 wagon-factories. Lead-mines have been opened near this place. Pop. in 1890, 2198; of the township, 4283.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Neosho, a banking city, capital of Newton co., Mo., on the Frisco System and the Kansas City Southern R., 22 miles S. of Carthage. It has foundries and machine-shops, flouring-mills, wagon and plough-factories, etc. A government fish-hatchery has been established here and in the vicinity are mineral springs. Pop. in 1900, 2725.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Here's a list of some of the best places to go and things to do in and around Neosho:
Big Spring Park:

This is a lovely park in the heart of Neosho. It's perfect for a leisurely stroll or a family picnic. The spring-fed pond adds to the tranquility.

Neosho Fish Hatchery:

A fascinating place for nature lovers, the fish hatchery offers a glimpse into the world of fish farming. It's educational and enjoyable for visitors of all ages.

Newton County Historical Park and Museum:

If you're interested in the history of the area, this museum is a must-visit. It showcases the rich history of Neosho and Newton County.

George Washington Carver National Monument:

A short drive from Neosho, this monument celebrates the life and achievements of the famous scientist and inventor, George Washington Carver. It's both educational and inspiring.

Horse Creek Golf Course:

Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a round of golf at Horse Creek. It's a well-maintained course with scenic views, making it a great way to spend a day outdoors.

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Neosho has some...

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