Ozark County - Gainesville, Mo.
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N 36° 36.201 W 092° 25.654
15S E 551196 N 4051024
Quick Description: This marker is in the City Square - U HWY & Main Street in Gainesville, Mo.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/11/2017 8:41:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMVFEE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Long Description:
This marker is in the City Square - U HWY & Main Street in Gainesville, Mo. The marker is west of the courthouse, south of the sidewalk to the entrance. Information from reviewer YoSam.: "An article April 17, 1985, in the "Ozark Country Times" says the bridge was constructed between July 1, 1923 and October 22, 1924. Referring to the White River bridge."
This standard State Highway marker text reads:

OZARK COUNTY
-----(state map of Missouri)-----


County of magnificent scenery, in which
extend both Bull Shoals and Norfolk lakes,
Ozark was organized, 1841. Briefly called
Decatur, 1843-45, it is the only county
in the United States named for the nation’s
oldest mountainous region. The name comes
from the French abbreviation Aux Arcs
for Aux Arkansas, referring to Arkansas
Indians. Until 1857, Ozark included a part
of Howell and most of Douglas County.

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 1870’s. In the
war guerilla bands raided the countryside.

Lake Norfolk, impounded in 1943, by a dam
on the North Fork of the White River in Ark.,
is bridged in the county at Tecumseh by
a structurebuilt in 1925 when North Fork
flowed there.1 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.
(see other side)

Erected by State Historical Society of Missouri
and State Highway Commission, 1961


OZARK COUNTY
(Continued from other side)


A resort, livestock, and timber producing
county, Ozark is in the 1808 Osage Indian
land cession. Other tribes roamed the area
into the period of settlement by Southern
pioneers in the 1830’s. Bypassed in railroad
building boom following the Civil War, the
county grew slowly. The virgin pine forest
was lumbered off by early 1900’s, and iron
and zinc have been mined intermittently.

Among the many communities founded by
the early 1900’s are Bakersfield, Dora, Ocie,
Romance, Nottinghill, Zanoni, Noble, Brixley,
Hammond, Dugginsville, Elijah, Foil, Sounder,
Longrun, Howards Ridge, Wasola, Almartha,
Hardenville, Sycamore, Thornville, 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 1930’s. Many
Prehistoric mounds remain in the county.

Erected by State Historical Society of Missouri
and State Highway Commission, 1961
History of Mark:
Correction since 1961: 1. An April 17, 1985, article in the Qzark County Times says the bridge was constructed between July 1, 1923 and October 22, 1924.


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