Life in Cedar County, Missouri
Q: Where is Cedar County located?
A: Cedar County, Missouri is located in the south west portion of the state. It is bordered by St. Clair County to the north and Dade County to the south. The city of Stockton is located in the middle of Cedar county, and the well-known sailing destination of Stockton Lake is situated in the southeast. The county’s largest city, El Dorado Springs is situated in the north west. The town of Jerico Springs is just south of Stockton.
Q: What is special about Cedar County?
A: The Big Eddy Site is an archaeological dig site located on the banks of the Sac River in the southwest portion of Missouri. Over time, the Sac River created a cutbank, revealing easy to identify layers from 14,000 years ago. The layers show evidence of human occupation and American Indians that dates back to prehistorical times. Excavation started in the late 1990s and today the Sac River has eroded much of the site.
Q: What neighborhoods are in Cedar County?
A: Caplinger Mills is located along the Sac River in the north portion of Cedar County. It was named for the mill built by John Caplinger in the 1840s. El Dorado Springs is the largest city in Cedar County. It was a tourist destination in the late 1800s because the natural spring water was believed to have healing powers. Other cities and towns in Cedar County include Jerico Springs and Umber View Heights.
Q: What is there to do in Cedar County?
A: Stockton Lake has almost 300 miles of undeveloped, beautiful shoreline. The windy lake is one the best lakes for boating and is ranked in the top ten for sailing destinations. The Stockton Yacht club is host to popular annual sailboat races including the Governers Regatta Cup. The Stockton Equestrian Trail runs along the shoreline of Stockton Lake for about 15 miles. The city of Stockton is also host to the Black Walnut Festival in the fall.