Barry County, MO

County in Southwest MO

Barry County is located in southwest Missouri and is one of 114 counties. It is home to over 35,597 residents.

Barry County includes 55,187 acres of the Mark Twain National Forest. The county has a total area of 791 square miles of which 779 square miles of it is land and 12 square miles of it is water.  The county was organized in 1835. It was named after William Taylor Barry from Kentucky who was a United States Postmaster General.

Cassville is the county seat for Barry County. Cassville’s Main Street was once "Old Wire Road" which followed the first telegraph line in 1859. Both Union and Confederate troops used the route during the Civil War. Between October 31 and November 7, 1861 Cassville served as the Confederate Capital of Missouri.

Nestled in the heart of the Ozarks, Barry County has the best of everything! Beautiful natural scenery, which includes Roaring River State Park and Table Rock Lake, and various manufacturing companies, poultry and cattle farms, makes both tourists and residents enjoy their time in the laid back and relaxing atmosphere.

The mostly rural county is made up of people who are proud, have a strong work ethic, a friendly disposition and a caring heart.

Sponsors of Barry County, MO

Since the founding of our communities, organizations, businesses and citizens have stepped forward to build and serve their community. Click on any of the logos below to learn about those who made this website possible! If you would like to learn about becoming a sponsor CLICK HERE!

Towns of Barry County, MO

The small towns of the Midwest are rich in history and a great way of life! Below you can visit and learn about the small towns we call home! Towns that have their name highlighted have become FEATURED TOWNS. Businesses/organizations from these towns have stepped forward as SPONSORS enabling us to include (or will include as acquired) stories and website links to ALL their community organizations (chambers, groups and departments, etc.), stories and website links to ALL their points of interest, annual festivals/events and stories done about their citizens, veterans and faith community. To learn how to become a featured town CLICK HERE!

Businesses of Barry County, MO

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