Located in the Heart of the Ozarks, 17
miles east of Springfield. Marshfield, Missouri is a rapidly
growing community that has preserved its traditional values
but planned aggressively for a progressive future. The
face and facets of Marshfield and Webster County are constantly
changing. From its prehistory, when Native Americans pursued
their livelihood along the James River, to its historic
beginnings in 1855, we want to remind you of a rugged
heritagesurviving still, in the Ozarks, Webster
County and Marshfield.
With a population of almost 5,000, Marshfield has experienced
steady growth over the past decade, as evidenced by a
plenitude of new homes, businesses and industries.
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Many opportunities for recreation are
available in and around Marshfield. The City boasts eight
public parks consisting of more than 66 acres, which offer
a community swimming pool, horseshoe pits, playground
equipment, tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, and
softball and baseball fields. Marshfield has an 18 hole
golf course. Hunting and fishing are also common outdoor
activities. The Niangua, Finley, James, Osage Fork and
Pomme de Terre rivers all originate in Webster County.
Marshfield, the county seat of Webster
County, is located in southwest Missouri, where State
Highway 38 crosses Interstate 44. It is situated in the
center of the county, a metropolitan classified county
that has ranked for many decades as a leader in Missouri
in numbers of dairy cattle.
Marshfield has the highest elevation of
any town on Interstate 44 east of the Rocky Mountains.
Although it gets hot in the summer and cold in the winter,
the average temperature is quite pleasant. Usually, lengthy
periods of extreme cold or excessive heat are rare.