St. Clair County was named after General Arthur St. Clair, of Revolutionary War fame. It was organized in 1841, and included portions of the present counties of Benton, Hickory and Cedar. The present boundaries were established in 1845.
The Osage country of southwest Missouri is rich in history and legend. Ancestral hunting ground of Osage Indians, the region is laced with rivers that served as "highways" for European explorers. The Osage River also was once part of the storied Santa Fe Trail.
We receive 41 inches of rain per year and 12 inches of snowfall. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 87. On average, there are 216 sunny days annually. The July high is around 91 degrees with a January low of 21.
The surrounding area provides plenty of public school opportunities. Higher education is also well served locally by Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, and Ozarks Technical Community College, Drury University and Southwest Missouri State University - all in Springfield. The area also has Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg and Missouri Southern State College in Joplin.
Nearby hospitals and medical centers include the Sac-Osage Hospital, Citizens Memorial Hospital and Cedar County Memorial Hospital.
Pomme de Terre Lake has more than 7,800 acres of water plus some 12,200 surrounding acres set aside for hunting. Around the shoreline are pretty beaches, a golf course, a bridle trail and other amenities. Stockton Lake, formed by a Corps of Engineers Dam on the Sac River, has 250 miles of shoreline encircling 24,900 acres of water. Twelve public use areas include 11 boat ramps, 10 picnic areas, nine campgrounds, three trailer parks and three swimming areas.
Truman Lake, covering the valleys of the upper Osage River and its tributaries, is the newest and largest of the Osage Tri-Lakes with more than 100,000 acres of water. Around the lake are 650 acres of parks, boat ramps, marinas, heated fishing dock and other recreation areas. And naturally, fishing is top notch!
Hunters, too, seek out the Osage Lakes region in search of abundant deer, wild turkey, squirrel and rabbit. Ducks and geese are taken on the lake marshes and hunters hit the field with bird dogs in quest of quail and dove. Camping, hiking and other outdoor sports have been carefully developed to ensure full enjoyment of the natural Ozark beauty.
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