Stockton, Missouri
Stockton, Missouri

Stockton

Stockton, Missouri was formed in 1846 and is the county seat of Cedar County Missouri.  Stockton is governed by a mayor/council form or government with a mayor and 4 alderpersons. The original county seat was called Lancaster. In 1847 the names was changed to Fremont, in honor of the "Pathfinder", but in 1856 Gen. Fremont became the Republican candidate for President, and the following winter the Democratic Legislature changed the name to Stockton, in honor of Commodore Richard Stockton, of the navy, who had arrested Fremont during the Mexican War, and sought to have him disgraced.

Stockton has a Museum located in the old city jail and maintained by the  Cedar County Historical Society. The Stockton R-1 School District is rated AAA, the highest rating given in Missouri.  The largest festival of the year for  Stockon Missouri is the Black Walnut Festival, which includes 4 days of  activities.  Stockton also has a senior center and offers a wide array of other activities and organizations.

Stockton Lake, Missouri...

Stockton Lake was formed in 1969 when the dam east of  Stockton was closed.  The lake reached its normal pool elevation of 867 feet above sea level in December 1971.  It is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and has 25,000 surface acres of water and 33,000 acres of public land.  Stockton Lake has 10 public use areas, 7 of which have fees collected by park attendants and 3 which have fees collected by ranger staff.  Each area has  a boat ramp close by for public use and there are beaches in 5 of the areas.  A horse riding trail is located between Orleans Trail and Hawker Point.  A group  use area and group camp area are available by reservation.  Stockton Lake has 3 marinas, each providing a wide variety of services.

Stockton lake is "Missouri's best kept secret". With 300 miles of shoreline and no commercial or residential development with the exception of 3 secluded marina's and various swimming beaches and campgrounds. Stockton lake is also 1 of the top 10 lakes in the United States for sailing.

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