Area History


The focal point for most communities is to showcase why they are there. What’s their purpose? What’s their strategy? Our history embarked during the 18th century at the time of the Industrial Revolution.

In Washington County, Missouri you will find top manufactures like Purcell Tire and Rubber Company, Red Wing Shoe Company and Buckman Laboratories as well as logging and timber companies, antique stores and mom and pop shops just to name a few. This keeps our local economy on the upward swing and we appreciate each one and welcome new endeavors.

Washington County has approximately 135,000 acres of Mark Twain National Forest land. Rivers and lakes and even the “Trail of Tears” runs through the county. Many visitors visit area attractions based on history. Here’s our story.....