A little about Monett
Welcome to Monett a thriving community of opportunity. Discover the uniqueness of Monett and find a variety of businesses and industries, opportunities, recreational activities and a very warm welcome. A community of “Pride & Progress”, Monett is considered the regional center for Barry and Lawrence counties (the largest city in either county) and has the 9th busiest airport in Missouri – truly a town with big city amenities and small town values.
The history of Monett
In 1887, Monett was established and marked its beginning as a Frisco Railroad town. Originally a settlement called Plymouth, Plymouth Junction or Plymouth Crossing, this location was part of the Cherokee Indian’s “Trail of Tears” in 1837-38. Monett quickly became a vibrant Frisco terminal. This facilitated the growth in agriculture trade, retail commerce and small manufacturing. Young Monett developed an economy of much diversity -- livestock, apples, tomatoes, cigar factory, ice plant, razor/cutlery factory, creamery, poultry, dairy and the famous “Ozark” strawberries. Monett became known as the Strawberry Capital of the Midwest. The first licensed auctioneer in Missouri operated with the Ozark Fruit Growers Association of Monett. However, the central “hub” of all the early economic activity was from the Frisco Railroad.
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Businesses in Monett, Missouri
Here is a collection of local Monett, Missouri businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.
George Washington Carver National Monument
Museums / Attractions
Not just the Peanut Man.
Acambaro Mexican Restaurant
We'll soon be your favorite restaurant in Monett.