Shannon County, Missouri
Among the foothills of the Ozark Mountains lies the beautiful five-county area we call the Ozark Foothills Region. Situated midway between St. Louis and Memphis, it is 160 miles to either city, north and south respectively. The area is also 160 miles northeast of Little Rock, AR.
Summersville, Missouri - "The Best Kept Secret of the Ozarks" is the nearest town and offers all the amenities and comforts of home.
We offer some of the friendliest folks anywhere and have a great deal to offer those willing to relocate in this most beautiful area of the Ozarks. Located close to the crystal clear waters of the Jacks Fork and Current Rivers we’re happy to host canoers as well as horse enthusiasts wishing to ride our picturesque hills and valleys . . . . . in fact Big Creek Trail Rides offers eleven rides through out the year to provide those with horses a breath taking view of our hills and “hollers”!
Residents enjoy a variety of outdoor activities centered around the natural attractions scattered throughout the five-county area. Big Springs State Park, home of the world's largest natural spring; Current River; Black River; Markham Springs State Park; Clearwater Lake; Johnson's Shut-Ins; Deer Run State Forest; Pinewoods Lake; Lake Wappapello; Watercress Park; Sam A. Baker State Park, and the Mark Twain National Forest offer camping, fishing, hiking/fitness/nature trails, motor boating, tubing/floating, swimming, and water skiing. The area is also designated as part of the beautiful National Scenic Riverways.
Healthcare is readily available in the five-county region. Along with numerous clinics, there are also Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center's North and South Campuses, plus the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Hospital, in Poplar Bluff, as well as Ripley County Memorial Hospital, in Doniphan, and Reynolds County Memorial Hospital, in Ellington.
Three Rivers Community College, located in Poplar Bluff, is utilized by students from all over the area. The well-rounded curriculum and the extra-curricular activities offered at the community college are outstanding. Southeast Missouri State University, located in Cape Girardeau, and Arkansas State University, in Jonesboro, AR, are less than 100 miles away, making them popular choices for area students seeking four-year degrees.