Barton County, Missouri
Located in Southwest Missouri, in the heartland and home to “Legendary Beginnings” of our 33rd President Harry S. Truman, Wyatt Earp and three United States Admirals, we welcome you to stay and enjoy the slower pace of life, with a low crime rate, affordable cost of living and easy access to metro areas. Or just get away from it all by taking a scenic stroll through Prairie State Park - one of America's largest tallgrass prairies. Barton County Missouri has something to offer everyone.
Barton County is a progressive community which is ready to pursue new industry and business opportunities. We pride ourselves in a community that “builds things better”. Conveniently located in the logistically primed crossroads of America with direct access to Interstate-49, which stretches from the top of Canada to the ports in New Orleans and US Highway 160, and near major metros of: Joplin, Springfield and Kansas City, Missouri we offer business owners and investors a strategic location to build their business.
Lamar is the county seat of Barton County, Missouri with a population of 4,532 people. Lamar is the birthplace of President Harry S. Truman and the place where famous frontier lawman Wyatt Earp started his career. The Stilabower Public Observatory is one of only four community owned observatories in the United States. With the second largest landfill in Missouri, Lamar generates almost 7mW power to fulfill half of the town's needs and provides some of the lowest utility rates in the Midwest. It is home to such companies as Smith Seed Services, Tamko Building Products, and Redneck Blinds.
Links: Barton County
- Cox Barton County Hospital
- Barton County
- Lamar School District
- Golden City School District
- Liberal School District
- Missouri Department of Economic Dev
- Missouri Economic Dev Council