Gainesville in Ozark County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Gainesville, where court was first held in 1860, succeeded old Rockbridge as the county seat when the county was reduced in size. Probably named for Gainesville, Ga., the town, founded on the eve of the Civil War, did not develop until the 1870ís. In the war guerrilla bands raided the countryside.
Lake Norfolk, impounded 1943, by a dam on the North Fork of the White River in Ark., is bridged in the county at Tecumseh by a structure built in 1925 when North Fork flowed there. Bull Shoals Lake, formed in 1951 by White River dam in Ark., is named for Bull Mtn., and river shoals. Theodosia bridge was built, 1952, over the lake in the county where once ran Little North Fork.
A resort, livestock, and timber producing
Among the many communities founded by the early 1900ís are Bakersfield, Dora, Ocie, Romance, Nottinghill, Zanoni, Noble, Brixey, Hammond, Dugginsville, Elijah, Foil, Souder, Longrun, Howards Ridge, Wasola, Almartha, Hardenville, Sycamore, Thornfield, Wilhoit, Udall, Trail, Tecumseh, Pontiac, Isabella, and Theodosia (Lutie). Ozark County, by 1960, had more post offices, with 29, than any other county in Missouri.
In Ozark County are Aid-Hodgson and Dawt mills in scenic Bryant Creek valley; Zanoni Mill on Pine Creek; Rockbridge Mill on Spring Creek; and Caney Mtn. Wildlife Refuge. Part of the county lies in Mark Twain Natl. Forest founded in 1930ís. Many Prehistoric mounds remain in the county.
Erected 1961 by State Historical Society of Missouri and State Highway Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Missouri, State Historical Society of marker series.
Location. 36° 36.201′ N, 92° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27 3rd Street, Gainesville MO 65655, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. 416th Bomb Group (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line).
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2019, by Michael E Sanchez, Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2019, by Michael E Sanchez, Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.