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Gainesville MO is located in the Heart of Ozark County!

Not everyone appreciates living in a small town and we are thankful for that! With only 290 people per sq. mile there is room for you.

Gainesville has a population of 767 and was formed and platted in 1841 when Ozark County was organized and it got it’s name from Gainesville Georgia which was the home of many of the 1st settlers. In 1857 Gainesville MO became the county seat of Ozark County. To view more information about the History of Gainesville Mo a visit to the Ozark County Historium might be in order.


Like many small towns across Missouri there is plenty of employment for those who want to work. This is a Business Directory of all the employment opportunities in Gainesville or you might want to take this opportunity to start your own business.  Mountain Home Arkansas is about 35 minutes away and offers many job opportunities.


A scenic drive though the Ozarks can be enjoyed by everyone during every season. The Old Mill Run is a favorite.  Here is also a list of all the Mills of Ozark County which are trips worth taking.  The Missouri Ozarks are not about your traditional activities.  We are more into the Sunday afternoon drives, enjoying nature and the scenery especially here in Southern Missouri we are blessed with the true four seasons.


The Gainesville R-5 Public School serves multiple communities including Thornfield, Wasola, Tecumseh, and Pontiac.  Gainesville is a fully accredited school district with an  A+ rating. US News and World Report have given the Gainesville Bulldogs the Bronze award for many years listing it as one of Americas Best High Schools.  Gainesville schools.



Hootin an Hollarin is a fall festival which gives an opportunity for the community to come together in the heart of the Ozark Mountains and enjoy the Ozark County Community.  With street vendors, games for the children, bluegrass music and dancing in the square check out a sample of the activities. It’s always a fun time for everyone.

Caney Mountain Conservation area is a beautiful place for horse riding, hiking and hunting.


Gainesville is 9.1 miles from Tecumseh which is located where the North Fork of the White River meets up with Bryant Creek and creates Nortfork Lake.   There are many opportunities for water and fishing activities.  Gainesville to Isabella is 12.6 miles and 14.1 miles to Pontiac and both are communities are in the Bull Shoals Lake area.


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