Benton County is 753 square miles and located in the west central part of Missouri. The 2020 US Census shows the Benton County population of 19,394. Organized in 1835 and named for U.S Senator Thomas Hart Benton, the county has a rich history of travel, trade, and agriculture. Bounded on the north by Pettis County, east by Morgan and Camden Counties, south by Hickory County, and west by Henry and St. Clair Counties, Benton County is home to the Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir, which is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is also the headwaters of Lake of the Ozarks.
The City of Cole Camp in the northern section of the county enjoys Hwy 52 as their Main Street. Just a 27-minute drive from Sedalia, Cole Camp is a prime location to start your business. Cole Camp has strong German roots, and many of their festivals reflect this. They are proud of their schools and their German heritage. Many visitors are attracted annually to their unique family-owned businesses and restaurants
Lincoln is directly travelled through on Highway 65. With mostly agricultural roots, Lincoln now sits poised to take advantage of its location, low tax rates, and available land. Recently, an agreement was signed with Co-Mo Connect as the new high speed internet provider for Lincoln. Just a 29-minute drive north to Sedalia, and a 31-minute drive to Clinton in the west, Lincoln is ideally located for manufacturing and distribution. It also is home to a grass runway airport.
Warsaw is situated at the intersection of 7 Highway and 65 Highway, a mile from Harry S. Truman Dam. Springfield is 80 miles south; Kansas City is 85 miles north. The Warsaw Municipal Airport is a hub of small plane travel located along Highway 65. In addition, Warsaw is home to a small industrial park and boasts a bustling downtown, due in part to the City of Warsaw’s continued investment in planning and infrastructure. The waterfront on Lake of the Ozarks has been developed into a family friendly multi-use trail system and event venue.
Lincoln Municipal Airport
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