For those who call Neosho home, it's no secret that Neosho is a delightful community with a historic downtown, beautiful Big Spring Park, a U.S. National Fish Hatchery, a community college, several major industries, commercial districts, museums and more. Several annual festivals including Celebrate Neosho, Bluegrass and Barbecue and the Fall Festival draw visitors from around the nation to visit our town.

For those who call Neosho home, it's no secret that Neosho is a delightful community with a historic downtown, beautiful Big Spring Park, a U.S. National Fish Hatchery, a community college, several major industries, commercial districts, museums and more. Several annual festivals including Celebrate Neosho, Bluegrass and Barbecue and the Fall Festival draw visitors from around the nation to visit our town.
In a new list published this week, Neosho is listed at No. 9 as one of the top ten delightful small towns in rural Missouri on a website called OnlyInYourState.com.
Their list includes Steelville, Crawford County, Richmond, Ray County, Chillicothe, Livingston County, Higginsville, Lafayette County, Louisiana, Pike County, Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, West Plains, Howell County, Hollister, Taney County, and Fredericktown, Madison County.
Here's what the site had to say about Neosho:
"Known as the Springs City Neosho is home to about 12 known springs. Big Spring is the largest in Neosho and now runs through the city's largest park,” according to the website. “Neosho is home to just over 11,000 people and the town has a lot to offer. Head to the historic downtown district for a meal at Sam's Cellar. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled when heading north out of Neosho for the spook light. This supernatural phenomenon has been frightening locals for many generations."
Neosho has been called both The Flowerbox City as well as The City of Springs. Big Spring, the park's namesake, is indeed the largest spring but there are many others within the city limits. And, although beautiful, Morse Park exceeds Big Spring Park in physical size. The  most recent population count for Neosho is over 12,000 residents.  The historic Neosho Square and downtown district has much to offer including the Newton County Historical Museum, the Neosho-Newton County Library, currently undergoing a major expansion project, and the Civic.
Neosho Mayor Ben Baker said, "Neosho is a place where you want to be from and where people want to visit. Small town charm, rich history, and a down home friendly environment nestled in the heart of the Ozarks makes for a wonderful place to live! Of course I believe Neosho should be at the top of the list, but I’ll admit I’m probably slightly biased.”
Many Neosho residents may agree and believe Neosho should be at the top of the list. That may be a little biased but home is where the heart is or so it's said.
It's also a pleasure to see Neosho recognized as the delightful community residents know so well.

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/missouri/delightful-small-towns-mo/