Trout Fishing at Bennett Spring State Park, Missouri

Laclede County is Established: February 24, 1849

Laclede County, located in south-central Missouri, was established on this date in 1849.

Discover Central Missouri’s Hidden Gems

We searched every corner of Missouri for hidden gems and thanks to our Missouri Life Ambassadors, we found one in each county: 114 of them! Here we explore places in central Missouri that you’ll want to add to your destination wish list.

August 2, 1956

Missouri became the first state to award a contract under the new Interstate Highway law. The first contract was for work on Interstate 44 in Laclede County. Lebanon had the dubious honor of being the first town in Missouri by-passed by an Interstate highway.