Easy to find, it's near US-63 and M-22 in Boone County's quiet northwest corner. Sturgeon is located close to major highways, yet separated by green fields that soak up the highway noise and fumes. All you have to do is turn off Highway US-63 or M-22 --- or turn onto one of the alternative roads (RT-CC from US-63 or Centralia, or RT-V from Hallsville) that lead you to Sturgeon.
No matter which entrance route you choose, you will quickly find yourself in the good life of small-town America and the inescapable fact that Sturgeon folks make good neighbors.
Sturgeon is a 4th Class City with a Mayor/Board of Aldermen form of Government. It's population is about 837 residents. Primarily an agricultural community situated on rolling prairie, the average annual rainfall is 36.9 inches and the average snowfall is 19.5 inches. It's elevation (0.2 miles west of the Ogden street rail crossing and 60 feet southwest of the road crossing) is 857.525 feet above sea level.
Things You'll Like:
Our 800-plus neighbors who call the town of Sturgeon home enjoy the good neighborliness, the easy pace, the peace and quiet of small-town life, the sweep of green lawns, and the lung-filling joy of clean air.
Other things that attract people to Sturgeon and keep them here include:
Right down the street are basic stores and services: super market, medical clinic, modern bank, post office, hardware-farm supply store, lumber yard, auto services, coin laundry, convenience store, self-storage facilities, beauty parlors, Residential Care Facility, funeral homes, flea market, realty services, a firm that reconditions and sells post office lock boxes, and artists who grow, paint and market decorative gourds.
A modern, expanding, AA-rated elementary-secondary school system with a new building for more classrooms currently under construction.
An attractive park, youth center and recreation center.
Freedom to worship in their choice of several churches.
Active organizations, including the Sturgeon Chamber of Commerce, Sturgeon Fair Board, DMA (Don't Mention Age) Club, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H and Little League.
Efficient municipal services - police department, city water, sewers and paved streets, solid-waste collection (service by outside contractor, billing by City of Sturgeon).
Utility services provided by Ameren UE Corporation (Electricity and Natural Gas), CenturyLink (Telephone), Cable TV also is available.
Fire protection by trained, professional volunteers of Boone County Fire protection Distict, which responds to fire, rescue and medical emergencies. Local fire station (built in 1992 houses rescue squad, engine, tanker and natural cover vehicle. Dial 911 for fire, police or medical emergency 1-800-552-7583 for electrical or natural gas emergencies.
Library service (books by mail) provided by Daniel Boone Regional Library.
Thirty-two apartments available in two senior-citizen housing complexes.
Location, Location, Location!
Sturgeon is located in northern Boone County, Burbon township, three miles east of US 63 and one mile south of State Highway 22. Route V and Route CC intersect in the town and are the principle accesses. Sturgeon is approximately 22 miles from Columbia, 23 miles from Mexico, 10 miles from Centralia, 20 miles from Moberly and 58 miles north of the Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City. The Norfolk and Southern Railway runs thru the town.
Sturgeon is uniquely well-located for easy access to other desirable services. Within a 25-mile radius are large shopping centers, hundreds of medical professionals and six general hospitals in Columbia, Moberly and Mexico; the University of Missouri and its broad array of undergraduate and graduate schools, museums and other educational and cultural facilities; four 4-year colleges; a junior college; two television stations; a dozen radio stations and hundreds of dining and lodging facilities.
Professional sports, amusement parks and other metropolitan features are less than three hours away in Kansas City and St. Louis. Lake resorts, camping, boating and fishing facilities are even nearer at Lake of the Ozarks and Mark Twain Lake.
Sturgeon residents enjoy a City Park with; Shelter House, Basketball Court, Tennis Court, Horseshoe pit and Playground equipment. There is also the relatively new Creek Park located in the Southeast Corner of the town.
The Court of Common Plea Building was registered during the 1976 Bicentennial as an Historical Site.
John Dale Lawrence Memorial Fairgrounds & Park, site of the annual Community Fair, has horseshoe pits, lighted arena, lighted demolition derby arena, shelter house with concession stand, 4-H building, and the Sturgeon Youth Center Community Building.
There is Summer League Baseball, softball & tee-ball played on school grounds.
Fishing is a favorite at Tri-City Lake located 7 miles east with swimming and picnicking accomodations. Rudolf Bennitt Wildlife area is 12 miles to the west. Pinnacles nature area is 10 miles south. Rocky Fork Lakes Wildlife area and Finger Lakes State Park with its many small fish-filled lakes are 13 miles south.
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