Benton County, Missouri
Benton County is a county located in the west central part of the U. S. state of Missouri. The population was 19,056 as of the 2010 Census, its county seat is Warsaw. The county was organized January 3, 1835, named for U. S. Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 753 square miles, of which 704 square miles is land and 48 square miles is water. Pettis County Morgan County Camden County Hickory County St. Clair County Henry County U. S. Route 65 Route 7 Route 83 Route 82 Route 52 As of the census of 2000, there were 17,180 people, 7,420 households, 5,179 families residing in the county; the population density was 24 people per square mile. There were 12,691 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 97.96% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, 1.10% from two or more races. 0.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 7,420 households out of which 23.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.60% were married couples living together, 6.80% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.20% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.72. In the county, the population was spread out with 20.50% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 21.80% from 25 to 44, 29.70% from 45 to 64, 22.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 98.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.70 males. The median income for a household in the county was $26,646, the median income for a family was $32,459. Males had a median income of $26,203 versus $19,054 for females; the per capita income for the county was $15,457. About 10.20% of families and 15.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.50% of those under age 18 and 9.60% of those age 65 or over.
Cole Camp R-I School District – Cole Camp Cole Camp Elementary School Cole Camp Middle School Cole Camp High School Lincoln R-II School District – Lincoln Lincoln Elementary School Lincoln High School Warsaw R-IX School District – Warsaw Ruth Mercer Elementary School North Elementary School South Elementary School John Boise Middle School Warsaw High School Lutheran School Association – Cole Camp – Lutheran Most of the students who attend Cole Camp's Lutheran School Association attend Benton County R-1 High in Cole Camp. Boonslick Regional Library The Republican Party predominantly controls politics at the local level in Benton County. Republicans hold all but one of the elected positions in the county. Benton County is split between two of Missouri’s legislative districts that elect members of the Missouri House of Representatives. Both are represented by Republicans. District 57 — Wanda Brown. Consists of the northern half of the county, including Cole Camp and Lincoln. District 125 — Warren Love.
Consists of the southern half of the county, including Edwards and Warsaw. All of Benton County is a part of Missouri’s 28th District in the Missouri Senate; the seat is vacant. The previous incumbent, Mike Parson, was elected Lieutenant Governor in 2016. All of Benton County is included in Missouri’s 4th Congressional District and is represented by Vicky Hartzler in the U. S. House of Representatives. Former U. S. Senator Hillary Clinton received more votes, a total of 1,753, than any candidate from either party in Benton County during the 2008 presidential primary. Cole Camp Edwards Ionia Lincoln Mora Warsaw National Register of Historic Places listings in Benton County, Missouri History of Cole, Morgan, Miller and Osage counties, Missouri: from the earliest time to the present, including a department devoted to the preservation of sundry personal, business and the private records.
United States House of Representatives
The United States House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the United States Congress, the Senate being the upper chamber. Together they compose the legislature of the United States; the composition of the House is established by Article One of the United States Constitution. The House is composed of Representatives who sit in congressional districts that are allocated to each of the 50 states on a basis of population as measured by the U. S. Census, with each district entitled to one representative. Since its inception in 1789, all Representatives have been directly elected; the total number of voting representatives is fixed by law at 435. As of the 2010 Census, the largest delegation is that of California, with fifty-three representatives. Seven states have only one representative: Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming; the House is charged with the passage of federal legislation, known as bills, after concurrence by the Senate, are sent to the President for consideration.
In addition to this basic power, the House has certain exclusive powers, among them the power to initiate all bills related to revenue. The House meets in the south wing of the United States Capitol; the presiding officer is the Speaker of the House, elected by the members thereof. The Speaker and other floor leaders are chosen by the Democratic Caucus or the Republican Conference, depending on whichever party has more voting members. Under the Articles of Confederation, the Congress of the Confederation was a unicameral body in which each state was represented, in which each state had a veto over most action. After eight years of a more limited confederal government under the Articles, numerous political leaders such as James Madison and Alexander Hamilton initiated the Constitutional Convention in 1787, which received the Confederation Congress's sanction to "amend the Articles of Confederation". All states except Rhode Island agreed to send delegates; the issue of how to structure Congress was one of the most divisive among the founders during the Convention.
Edmund Randolph's Virginia Plan called for a bicameral Congress: the lower house would be "of the people", elected directly by the people of the United States and representing public opinion, a more deliberative upper house, elected by the lower house, that would represent the individual states, would be less susceptible to variations of mass sentiment. The House is referred to as the lower house, with the Senate being the upper house, although the United States Constitution does not use that terminology. Both houses' approval is necessary for the passage of legislation; the Virginia Plan drew the support of delegates from large states such as Virginia and Pennsylvania, as it called for representation based on population. The smaller states, favored the New Jersey Plan, which called for a unicameral Congress with equal representation for the states; the Convention reached the Connecticut Compromise or Great Compromise, under which one house of Congress would provide representation proportional to each state's population, whereas the other would provide equal representation amongst the states.
The Constitution was ratified by the requisite number of states in 1788, but its implementation was set for March 4, 1789. The House began work on April 1789, when it achieved a quorum for the first time. During the first half of the 19th century, the House was in conflict with the Senate over regionally divisive issues, including slavery; the North was much more populous than the South, therefore dominated the House of Representatives. However, the North held no such advantage in the Senate, where the equal representation of states prevailed. Regional conflict was most pronounced over the issue of slavery. One example of a provision supported by the House but blocked by the Senate was the Wilmot Proviso, which sought to ban slavery in the land gained during the Mexican–American War. Conflict over slavery and other issues persisted until the Civil War, which began soon after several southern states attempted to secede from the Union; the war culminated in the abolition of slavery. All southern senators except Andrew Johnson resigned their seats at the beginning of the war, therefore the Senate did not hold the balance of power between North and South during the war.
The years of Reconstruction that followed witnessed large majorities for the Republican Party, which many Americans associated with the Union's victory in the Civil War and the ending of slavery. The Reconstruction period ended in about 1877; the Democratic Party and Republican Party each held majorities in the House at various times. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw a dramatic increase in the power of the Speaker of the House; the rise of the Speaker's influence began in the 1890s, during the tenure of Republican Thomas Brackett Reed. "Czar Reed", as he was nicknamed, attempted to put into effect his view that "The best system is to have one party govern and the other party watch." The leadership structure of the House developed during the same period, with the positions of Majority Leader and Minority Leader being created in 1899. While the Minority Leader
2010 United States Census
The 2010 United States Census is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census. National Census Day, the reference day used for the census, was April 1, 2010; the census was taken via mail-in citizen self-reporting, with enumerators serving to spot-check randomly selected neighborhoods and communities. As part of a drive to increase the count's accuracy, 635,000 temporary enumerators were hired; the population of the United States was counted as 308,745,538, a 9.7% increase from the 2000 Census. This was the first census in which all states recorded a population of over half a million, as well as the first in which all 100 largest cities recorded populations of over 200,000; as required by the United States Constitution, the U. S. census has been conducted every 10 years since 1790. The 2000 U. S. Census was the previous census completed. Participation in the U. S. Census is required by law in Title 13 of the United States Code. On January 25, 2010, Census Bureau Director Robert Groves inaugurated the 2010 Census enumeration by counting World War II veteran Clifton Jackson, a resident of Noorvik, Alaska.
More than 120 million census forms were delivered by the U. S. Post Office beginning March 15, 2010; the number of forms mailed out or hand-delivered by the Census Bureau was 134 million on April 1, 2010. Although the questionnaire used April 1, 2010 as the reference date as to where a person was living, an insert dated March 15, 2010 included the following printed in bold type: "Please complete and mail back the enclosed census form today." The 2010 Census national mail participation rate was 74%. From April through July 2010, census takers visited households that did not return a form, an operation called "non-response follow-up". In December 2010, the U. S. Census Bureau delivered population information to the U. S. President for apportionment, in March 2011, complete redistricting data was delivered to states. Identifiable information will be available in 2082; the Census Bureau did not use a long form for the 2010 Census. In several previous censuses, one in six households received this long form, which asked for detailed social and economic information.
The 2010 Census used only a short form asking ten basic questions: How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2010? Were there any additional people staying here on April 1, 2010 that you did not include in Question 1? Mark all that apply: Is this house, apartment, or mobile home – What is your telephone number? What is Person 1's name? What is Person 1's sex? What is Person 1's age and Person 1's date of birth? Is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin? What is Person 1's race? Does Person 1 sometimes live or stay somewhere else? The form included space to repeat all of these questions for up to twelve residents total. In contrast to the 2000 census, an Internet response option was not offered, nor was the form available for download. Detailed socioeconomic information collected during past censuses will continue to be collected through the American Community Survey; the survey provides data about communities in the United States on a 1-year or 3-year cycle, depending on the size of the community, rather than once every 10 years.
A small percentage of the population on a rotating basis will receive the survey each year, no household will receive it more than once every five years. In June 2009, the U. S. Census Bureau announced. However, the final form did not contain a separate "same-sex married couple" option; when noting the relationship between household members, same-sex couples who are married could mark their spouses as being "Husband or wife", the same response given by opposite-sex married couples. An "unmarried partner" option was available for couples; the 2010 census cost $13 billion $42 per capita. Operational costs were $5.4 billion under the $7 billion budget. In December 2010 the Government Accountability Office noted that the cost of conducting the census has doubled each decade since 1970. In a detailed 2004 report to Congress, the GAO called on the Census Bureau to address cost and design issues, at that time, had estimated the 2010 Census cost to be $11 billion. In August 2010, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced that the census operational costs came in under budget.
Locke credited the management practices of Census Bureau director Robert Groves, citing in particular the decision to buy additional advertising in locations where responses lagged, which improved the overall response rate. The agency has begun to rely more on questioning neighbors or other reliable third parties when a person could not be reached at home, which reduced the cost of follow-up visits. Census data for about 22% of U. S. househol
Henry County, Missouri
Henry County is a county located in the western portion of the U. S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,272, its county seat is Clinton. The county was organized December 13, 1834 as Rives County but was renamed in 1841 for Revolutionary War patriot Patrick Henry; the county had been named after William Cabell Rives, serving as a U. S. Senator from Virginia. However, Rives lost popularity in Missouri. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 732 square miles, of which 697 square miles is land and 35 square miles is water. Johnson County Pettis County Benton County St. Clair County Bates County Cass County Route 7 Route 13 Route 18 Route 52 As of the census of 2000, there were 21,997 people, 9,133 households, 6,246 families residing in the county; the population density was 31 people per square mile. There were 10,261 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 96.61% White, 1.02% Black or African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, 1.05% from two or more races.
0.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 9,133 households out of which 28.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.30% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.60% were non-families. 27.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.86. In the county, the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, 18.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.30 males. The median income for a household in the county was $30,949, the median income for a family was $36,328. Males had a median income of $27,932 versus $19,201 for females; the per capita income for the county was $16,468.
About 11.40% of families and 14.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.40% of those under age 18 and 13.90% of those age 65 or over. Calhoun R-VIII School District– Calhoun Calhoun Elementary School Calhoun High School Clinton School District – Clinton Henry Elementary School Clinton Middle School Clinton High School Davis R-XII School District – Clinton Davis Elementary School Henry County R-I School District – Windsor Windsor Elementary School Windsor High School Lakeland R-III School District – Deepwater/Lowry City Actually located in St. Clair County Lakeland Elementary School Lakeland High School Leesville R-IX School District – Clinton Leesville Elementary School Montrose R-XIV School District – Montrose Montrose Elementary School Montrose High School Shawnee R-III School District – Chilhowee Shawnee Elementary School Windsor Amish Schools – Windsor – Amish St. Mary’s School – Montrose – Roman Catholic Holy Rosary Catholic School – Clinton – Roman Catholic Clinton Christian Academy – Clinton – Nondenominational Christian Henry County Library Lenora Blackmore Public Library The Democratic Party controls politics at the local level in Henry County.
However, recent gains by Republicans have made Henry County a swing county. All of Henry County is a part of Missouri’s 57th District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is represented by Wanda Brown. All of Henry County is a part of Missouri’s 31st District in the Missouri Senate and is represented by Ed Emery. All of Henry County is included in Missouri’s 4th Congressional District and is represented by Vicky Hartzler in the U. S. House of Representatives. Former U. S. Senator Hillary Clinton received more votes, a total of 2,102, than any candidate from either party in Henry County during the 2008 presidential primary, she received more votes than the total number of votes cast in the entire Republican primary in Henry County. La Due Tightwad Hartwell National Register of Historic Places listings in Henry County, Missouri Lamkin, Uel. A History of Henry County, Missouri full text Digitized 1930 Plat Book of Henry County from University of Missouri Division of Special Collections and Rare Books
Johnson County, Missouri
Johnson County is a county located in western portion of the U. S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 52,595, its county seat is Warrensburg. The county was formed December 13, 1834 from Lafayette County and named for Vice President Richard M. Johnson. Johnson County comprises the Warrensburg, MO Micropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Kansas City-Overland Park-Kansas City, MO-KS Combined Statistical Area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 833 square miles, of which 829 square miles is land and 3.9 square miles is water. Lafayette County Pettis County Henry County Cass County Jackson County U. S. Route 50 Route 2 Route 13 Route 23 Route 58 Route 131 As of the census of 2000, there were 48,258 people, 17,410 households, 11,821 families residing in the county; the population density was 58 people per square mile. There were 18,886 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 90.12% White, 4.33% Black or African American, 0.65% Native American, 1.43% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 1.29% from other races, 2.05% from two or more races.
2.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 17,410 households out of which 35.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.90% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.10% were non-families. 22.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.10% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.07. In the county, the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 20.20% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 17.80% from 45 to 64, 9.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 101.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.40 males. The median income for a household in the county was $35,391, the median income for a family was $43,050. Males had a median income of $28,901 versus $21,376 for females; the per capita income for the county was $16,037.
About 9.50% of families and 14.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.20% of those under age 18 and 10.80% of those age 65 or over. Chilhowee R-IV School District – Chilhowee Chilhowee Elementary School Chilhowee High School Holden R-III School District – Holden Holden Elementary School Holden Intermediate School Holden Middle School Holden High School Johnson County R-VII School District – Centerview Crest Ridge Elementary School Crest Ridge Middle School Crest Ridge High School Kingsville R-I School District – Kingsville Kingsville Elementary School Kingsville High School Knob Noster R-VIII School District – Knob Noster Knob Noster Elementary School Whiteman Air Force Base Elementary School – Whiteman Knob Noster Middle School Knob Noster High School Leeton R-X School District – Leeton Leeton Elementary School Leeton Middle School Leeton High School Warrensburg R-VI School District – Warrensburg Reese Early Childhood Education Center Maple Grove Elementary School Ridge View Elementary School Martin Warren Elementary School Sterling Elementary School Warrensburg Middle School Warrensburg High School Warrensburg Area Career Center Johnson County Christian Academy – Centerview – Nondenominational Christian University of Central Missouri – Warrensburg – A public, four-year university Holden Public Library Trails Regional Library The Republican Party predominantly controls politics at the local level in Johnson County.
Republicans hold all but three of the elected positions in the county. Johnson County is divided into four legislative districts in the Missouri House of Representatives, all of which are held by Republicans. District 51 — Dean Dohrman. Consists of the eastern half of the city of Warrensburg. District 52 — Nathan Beard. Consists of the community of Knob Noster, Whiteman Air Force Base. District 53 — Glen Kolkmeyer. Consists of the northern section of the county. District 54 — Dan Houx. Consists of western half of the city of Warrensburg and the communities of Centerview, Holden, Kingsville, La Tour, Leeton. All of Johnson County is a part of Missouri’s 21st District in the Missouri Senate and is represented by Denny Hoskins. All of Johnson County is included in Missouri’s 4th Congressional District and is represented by Vicky Hartzler in the U. S. House of Representatives. Former U. S. Senator Hillary Clinton received more votes, a total of 2,548, than any candidate from either party in Johnson County during the 2008 presidential primary.
Chilhowee Kingsville Knob Noster Leeton Warrensburg Centerview Holden La Tour Whiteman AFB Post Oak List of counties in Missouri Missouri census statistical areas National Register of Historic Places listings in Johnson County, Missouri Cockrell, Ewing. History of Johnson County, Missouri online Digitized 1930 Plat Book of Johnson County from University of Missouri Division of Special Collections and Rare Books
1910 United States Census
The Thirteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau on April 15, 1910, determined the resident population of the United States to be 92,228,496, an increase of 21.0 percent over the 76,212,168 persons enumerated during the 1900 Census. The 1910 Census switched from a portrait page orientation to a landscape orientation; the 1910 census collected the following information: Full documentation for the 1910 census, including census forms and enumerator instructions, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. The column titles in the census form are as follows: LOCATION. Street, road, etc. House number. 1. Number of dwelling house in order of visitation. 2. Number of family in order of visitation. 3. NAME of each person whose place of abode on April 15, 1910, was in this family. Enter surname first the given name and middle initial, if any. Include every person living on April 15, 1910. Omit children born since April 15, 1910. RELATION. 4. Relationship of this person to the head of the family.
PERSONAL DESCRIPTION. 5. Sex. 6. Color or race. 7. Age at last birthday. 8. Whether single, widowed, or divorced. 9. Number of years of present marriage. 10. Mother of how many children: Number born. 11. Mother of how many children: Number now living. NATIVITY. Place of birth of each person and parents of each person enumerated. If born in the United States, give the state or territory. If of foreign birth, give the country. 12. Place of birth of this Person. 13. Place of birth of Father of this person. 14. Place of birth of Mother of this person. CITIZENSHIP. 15. Year of immigration to the United States. 16. Whether naturalized or alien. 17. Whether able to speak English. OCCUPATION. 18. Trade or profession of, or particular kind of work done by this person, as spinner, laborer, etc. 19. General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which this person works, as cotton mill, dry goods store, etc. 20. Whether as employer, employee, or work on own account. If an employee— 21. Whether out of work on April 15, 1910.
22. Number of weeks out of work during year 1909. EDUCATION. 23. Whether able to read. 24. Whether able to write. 25. Attended school any time since September 1, 1909. OWNERSHIP OF HOME. 26. Owned or rented. 27. Owned free or mortgaged. 28. Farm or house. 29. Number of farm schedule. 30. Whether a survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy. 31. Whether blind. 32. Whether deaf and dumb. Special Notation In 1912 and 1959, New Mexico, Arizona and Hawaii would become the 47th, 48th, 49th and 50th states admitted to the Union; the 1910 population count for each of these areas was 327,301, 204,354, 64,356 and 191,909 respectively. On this basis, the ranking list above would be modified as follows: First 42 ranked states - positions unchanged New Mexico, Arizona, Hawaii, Wyoming and Alaska; the original census enumeration sheets were microfilmed by the Census Bureau in the 1940s. The microfilmed census is available in rolls from the National Records Administration. Several organizations host images of the microfilmed census online, along which digital indices.
Microdata from the 1910 census are available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. 1911 U. S Census Report Contains 1910 Census results Historic US Census data census.gov/population/www/censusdata/PopulationofStatesandCountiesoftheUnitedStates1790-1990.pdf
Missouri State Fair
The Missouri State Fair is the state fair for the state of Missouri, which has operated since 1901 in Sedalia, Missouri. It includes daily concerts and competitions of animals, homemade crafts and many food/lemonade stands, it only lasts 11 days, its most famous event is the mule show. The fairgrounds are located at 2503 W 16th Street on the southwest side of the city at the intersection of West 16th Street and South Limit Avenue. In 2015, the Missouri State Fair had an attendance of about 350,000 people, it has won numerous first-place and other awards at the annual conference of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions for its promotion of agricultural exhibitors. In 1897, N. H. Gentry of Sedalia persuaded the Missouri Swine Breeders Association to request the Missouri General Assembly to establish a state fair. In 1899 a resolution for the fair was introduced by C. E. Clark; the state considered locating the fair in Centralia, Marshall, Mexico and Sedalia. Cities made offers on the amounts of land they would commit to the fair.
After ten ballots, Sedalia received the majority vote. The Van Riper family, who had set land aside for the location of the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri donated the site in Sedalia; the first Missouri State Fair was held September 9–13 in 1901. One of the most distinctive aspects of the early fairs was the "white city": the 24 acres of tents, each for rent by exhibitors. Odessa Ice Cream was the official ice cream at the Missouri State Fair in the 1930s; the Missouri State Fairgrounds are now used year-round and generate revenue in every season, for more than 350 days out of the available 365. The fairgrounds hosted the Ozark Music Festival July 19–21, 1974, with an estimated crowd of 350,000 people. Off-season usage includes music concerts, camper rallies, livestock shows, organized athletic leagues and tournaments, auto races, craft shows, youth rallies; the Missouri State Fairgrounds Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. It encompasses 47 contributing buildings, 5 contributing sites, 7 contributing structures, 7 contributing objects.
The district developed between 1901 and 1941, includes representative examples of Art Deco, Mission Revival, Romanesque Revival architecture. They include several red brick exposition halls and animal barns, concrete drinking fountains constructed by Works Progress Administration, concession buildings. In 2009, the Missouri State Fair celebrated its 107th year. Attendance increased nearly 8 percent, for a total of 337,851 during the fair's run; the mild summer encouraged high attendance, families liked the fair's affordability as a joint event they could enjoy. At the end of the year, fair organizers were honored with first-place and other awards at the International Association of Fairs and Expositions. Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe was pleased with the fair's recognition. First place awards included one for "Overall Program for Competitive Agricultural Exhibitors", an overview of the Fair's entire agricultural program including number of entries, promotional materials and the overall quality of the program."This category is among one of the highest honors a fair can receive," said Wolfe.
"I am proud to have placed 1st for our continued dedication to showcase agriculture, the premise of the Missouri State Fair."Another first place win was received for the category of "Fair and Sponsor Joint Exhibit Program". The Fair partnered with Monsanto Corporation in the first annual 4-H Show-Me Robots exhibit; the 2010 Missouri State Fair was held August 12–22. August 12 – Eli Young Band and Candy Coburn August 13 – Shinedown and Chevelle August 14 – Montgomery Gentry and Lost Trailers August 15 – Katharine McPhee with Bomshel August 16 – Truck &Tractor Pull August 17 – Lucas Oil Non-Winged Sprint Bandits / MAMS / ULMA August 18 – Country Gold Tour with Leroy Van Dyke, Helen Cornelius, Moe Bandy, Jimmy Fortune, Gene Watson, The Gatlin Brothers, David Frizzell and Narvel Felts August 19 – Three Dog Night and The Grass Roots August 20 – Darius Rucker and Band Perry August 21 – Sheryl Crow and Colbie Caillat August 22 – MLRA / NCRA Late Model Challenge The 2011 Missouri State Fair was held August 11–21.
Themed "It's a Show-Me Thing!" August 11 – Jerrod Niemann and Candy Coburn August 12 – Lynyrd Skynyrd and Doobie Brothers August 13 – Jason Aldean with Thompson Square and Chris Young August 14 – Military Appreciation Day with Country Gold Tour featuring Leroy Van Dyke with his band The Auctioneers, Jim Ed Brown, Helen Cornelius, T. Graham Brown, Jeannie Kendall, Eddy Raven, Joe Stampley and Moe Bandy August 15 – Championship Truck &Tractor Pull August 16 – Monster Truck Show August 17 – Bluegrass Festival throughout the day featuring Missouri's own Rhonda Vincent and the Rage August 18 – Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Trampled Under Foot August 19 – Luke Bryan and Josh Thompson August 20 – Carnival of Madness Tour featuring Canadian rock band Theory of a Deadman, along with rockers Alter Bridge, Adelitas Way and Emphatic August 21 – Auto Racing Mathewson Exhibition Center Missouri State Fair Speedway Missouri State Fair, Official Website MissouriNet, News Outlet