Osceola, Missouri could be the subject of a Norman Rockwell painting. Nestled along the banks of Truman Lake it sits on the western edge of the Ozark Highlands forest and towards the eastern edge of the prairies and plains that eventually end with the majestic Rocky Mountains.
Adventurers and free spirited people have traveled through this area, and some remained to call it home. Osceola was established as a trading post in the early 1800's and has survived floods, the Civil War, and the Depression Years. Following the burning of Osceola by Jim Lane and his men during the Civil War, the buildings on the square were built in the 1870's and 1880's. These beautiful examples of Victorian architecture are still in use today as businesses.
Osceola has a population of less than one thousand providing small town atmosphere and a central location to many of Missouri's attractions. Osceola offers some of the best hunting and fishing in Missouri. It is the county seat of St. Clair County, is the home of the Osceola Indians, the mascot for an accredited school program, and the Sac-Osage Hospital. The municipal government provides a public utility system.
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