El Dorado Springs was founded in 1881 around the mineral springs. The spring is where the Osage Indians brought their sick to be healed. Incidentally, the waters have been shipped all over the world.
The area is a hunting oasis with whitetail deer, squirrels, ducks, geese, quail, dove, red fox and wild turkeys (which ranks fifth in the nation).
Enjoy water sports? We’re surrounded by water with Stockton Lake to the Southeast, Truman to the Northeast, Pomme de Terre to the East and Schell City Wildlife to the North. You can make it to the water in 20 minutes.
Our creeks and streams provide a good soil base for crop production such as corn, soybeans, milo and wheat, with a 192 day growing season that allows for double cropping. Most areas are conducive to running cattle with the more popular breeds being Angus, Limousin, Polled Hereford, etc. The mild climate and long growing season make it possible to run cow/calf pairs on two to five acres per year. Southwest Missouri leads the state in cow/calf production and the state ranks second in the nation.
People come here to raise their families, start or relocate their business, or just retire because of our location, mild climate, fresh air, low cost of living, low crime rate, slow pace of life, access to hunting and fishing, and our own shopping areas. Feel the need for the big city? You can be in Joplin, Springfield or Kansas City in a little over an hour. With medical facilities, doctors, dentists, and veterinarians, we are a self-contained, self supporting community.
El Dorado Springs is the largest city in Cedar County with a population of approximately 4,000. We’re located on the border of the Missouri Ozarks and the Kansas Prairie, between Kansas City and Springfield.
Description Courtesy of Shannon and Associates.