Tri-County Realty, West Plains, Missouri has West Plains Missouri and Missouri Ozarks Real Estate for sale. Nestled amid the Missouri Ozark Mountains and the cool, clear rivers is where you will find Tri-County Realty. Our scenic Missouri Ozark Mountain countryside boasts lots of national forest with hiking and riding trails, rivers for canoeing and fishing, lakes for boating, swimming and fishing, lots of wildlife from wild turkey to trophy whitetail deer, and a relaxing way of life. Although we specialize in rural properties, small to large, we offer all types of West Plains and Missouri Ozarks real estate and we are licensed in both Missouri and Arkansas. If we don't have what you need, our friendly, professional, hardworking staff will be glad to help you find that special place in the Ozarks. We love our beautiful Missouri area and would love to share it with you. Come see us or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
West Plains Missouri has a rich and interesting past beginning with Josiah Howell who homesteaded in 1839 at the town spring. In 1850, John Woodside laid out West Plains with Josephus M. Howell opening the first post office. He named it for the location - on the "plains west" of Thomasville, then the county seat. After its creation in 1857, West Plains Missouri became the seat of the new Howell County and was incorporated in 1861. The County grew to slightly over 3,000 people by the outbreak of the Civil War with 150 of those in town.
As the largest city within a 100 mile radius, West Plains is still the trade and tourist center of southern Missouri and north eastern Arkansas, and still growing with a population of over 11,000. In 1993 and 1995, West Plains Missouri received national recognition as one of "The 100 Best Small Towns in America" by Norman Crampton, a nationwide guide to the best in small town living.