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Sikeston, MO

Founded in 1860 by John Sikes, the city of Sikeston is located in two counties: Scott and New Madrid. The overland route El Camino Real or King's Highway, ordered by the King of Spain in 1789 to connect St. Louis and New Orleans, runs through the city.

Population (2000 Census)
Sikeston: 16,992 (-3.7% from 1990)
County: 40, 422
State: 5,595,211

Geography:
Land Area: 17.9 square miles
Elevation: 329 feet above sea level
Location: Intersection of US Hwy. 61 and MO Hwy. 62, just west of I-55 and I-57.

Visit in or near Sikeston:

Visit Historic Downtown Sikeston where you'll see century-old structures that house retail shops, restaurants and other businesses. The Historic Depot located downtown offers art displays as well as historical and cultural exhibits. Special events take place throughout the year: Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo (August), Annual Redneck Barbecue (August), Cotton Carnival (September) and special holiday events. The 4.8-acre Veteran's Park is dedicated to area veterans and features a large, lighted granite monument and flag display. The city's 14 parks offer something for everyone including sports areas, fishing (R.S. Matthews Park), picnic shelters and playground equipment.

For more information about the City of Sikeston: City Manager by email
or by telephone at 573-471-2512.

Websites:
City of Sikeston
Sikeston Chamber of Commerce
Sikeston-Miner Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Scott County Mo
P.O. Box 188 :: 131 S. Winchester Street
Benton, Missouri 63736
Phone: 573-545-3549 Fax: 573-545-3540

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