Monett is located in Monett Township in Barry County and Pierce Township in Lawrence County, Missouri, off of Highway 60. Our airport is the sixth busiest in the state and provides easy access to our downtown center. Finding us is easy, so plan your visit today! We look forward to meeting you in Monett.
In 1887 Monett (originally called Plymouth Junction) was established as a trading post and shipping center for the St. Louisâ€“San Francisco (Frisco) Railway terminal. As this outpost quickly grew to become a vibrant center for trade and economy, Monettâ€™s exports included cash crops, retail commercial products and small manufactured goods. The town developed into a diverse economy, with trade in livestock, apples, tomatoes, cigars, ice, razors and cutlery, poultry, dairy and the famous Ozark strawberries. In fact, Monett was known as the â€œStrawberry Capital of the Midwestâ€ for many years.
Though the Frisco has long since left Monett, the original town structure remains. The historic buildings and landmarks stand in much the same place as they did in the late 19th century and some even provide the same goods and services. The Monett Opera Hall was constructed in 1893 for Edward S. Wilson, a new resident who moved to the community in 1888. This three-story brick building is still in existence today and serves as a testament to the vibrant culture of Monettâ€™s past and present.
Currently Monett is a thriving small-town community with unique shops and businesses and a culture that demonstrates a continued commitment to celebrating our past while working towards a progressive future. To share in this cityâ€™s rich historic past, visit the Downtown Monett Commercial Historic District or Monett Historical Society to become fully immersed in the townâ€™s culture, historic past and local residents.
Monett offers a variety of classic and fine dining options, as well as specialty shops and services provided by local business owners. Stop by and support all downtown and featured businesses on Monett Main Street.
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Originally a trade and shipping outpost for the Frisco, Monettâ€™s history still lives in the antique buildings, storefronts and landmarks that decorate the downtown area. Share in this history by exploring the Downtown Monett Commercial Historic District, with its specialty shops and restaurants. If youâ€™re planning to make a trip, get directions.
Downtown Monett offers a variety of unique shopping and dining options with local flare and flavor. Check out the restaurants and shops on Monett Main Street to get a taste of our local cuisine and culture.
Monett has a rich history to share â€“ from a stop on the Cherokee Indianâ€™s Trail of Tears to a former rail town to a bustling and diverse manufacturing center. Explore the historical buildings in the downtown district to glimpse Monettâ€™s storied past and learn why residents and visitors choose to stick around.
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