Puxico is a city in Stoddard County, Missouri, United States. The population was 881 at the 2010 census.
Puxico was first settled in 1883, and named after Pucksicah, an Indian chief. Early settlers include W. C. Clark, E.L Hawks, George Eaton and J.A Hickman. A post office called Puxico has been in operation since 1884. Puxico was incorporated as a town in 1884.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.68 square miles (1.76 km2), of which 0.67 square miles (1.74 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
Located in near Puxico, Missouri in the upper end of the lower Mississippi River valley, Mingo National Wildlife Refuge, at 21,676 acres, is the only large remnant of bottomland hardwoods remaining out of an original 2 1/2 million acres in the Missouri bootheel. A major migration and wintering area for migratory waterfowl, populations of 125,000 mallards and 75,000 Canada geese have been recorded. Bald eagles have been successively nesting on the refuge since 1985.
The refuge contains approximately 14,000 acres of bottomland hardwoods, 1,000 acres of upland hardwoods, 1,275 acres of cropland and moist soil units (see Management Activities), 700 acres of grasslands, and 4,700 acres of marsh and water. There are seven natural areas on the refuge and over 140 identified archaeological sites. In 1976, 7,730 acres were designated as a wilderness area. The Mingo Job Corps Civilian Center is located on the southeast corner of the refuge.
The City of Puxico’s Consumer Confident Report (CCR) regarding its water quality is now available at www.dnr.mo.gov/ccr/MO4010668.pdf.
Puxico is located near the “bootheel” of Missouri and is a community of about 900 residents. The town is a combination of life-long residents and newcomers, business owners and farmers, retirees and young people. It is a community filled with history and pride that welcomes new residents, new ideas and new ways of doing things.
We certainly believe that Puxico is one of the most friendly and charming rural communities in Missouri. We take pride in our excellent school, healthy business environment, and attractive neighborhoods and parks. Our town is a great place to live, work, and visit. Puxico is situated on Highway 51 and halfway between St. Louis and Memphis.
Farming is the major industry in the area. The land around Puxico is some of the most productive in the country for growing soybeans, corn, rice, and other crops. The town is surrounded by thousands of acres of prime farm land, but the area is also filled with excellent hunting and fishing areas which allows for awesome recreational experiences.
In Puxico, we have the best of both worlds – the serenity of small town living combined with thriving small businesses. We do not want to forget to mention of our superior school system. Puxico R-8 School District is A+ Certified that is filled with Indian Pride!
The City Hall office, located at 281 East Owen Avenue, is open from Monday- Friday: 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM & 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM. You can contact the City by telephone: (573) 222-3162. You can also contact the Puxico Collector at firstname.lastname@example.org and the City Clerk at email@example.com.
Puxico City Hall
P.O. Box 441
Puxico, MO 63960