Looking Forward To An Active and Progressive Future.

Pierce City

Public Announcements


Pool Update!

Repairs to valve in the pit are complete. Sandblasting is scheduled to begin next week. The entire pool will be sandblasted, cracks filled, and concrete prepped for paint.
Council has approved a concrete bid to replace a portion of the decking around the pool, this will be scheduled soon. We are also working on several other maintenance and
repair tasks including replacing the filter sand, a number of valves and gaskets, rebuilding or replacing the pump motor, replacing the wiring and other fixtures associated with
the pump, and several other misc tasks. We appreciate the community’s concern and support, we are looking forward to reopening the pool next season!



Up for Bid!

The City of Pierce City is putting up for bid this 2001 Chevrolet 3500 pickup. Will be sold as is. Bids will be accepted at city hall til July 22nd. Please direct any questions to city hall at 417-476-2323.



The City of Pierce City is conducting a Low and Moderate Income (LMI) survey to determine eligibility for funding from state agencies to assist in improvements to the city's South Park and roadway improvements throughout the city. 300 households in our community will receive a survey in the mail in the coming days and the city would greatly appreciate your participation, as a minimum number of responses must be met to allow the city to compete for funding for these projects. We ask that you promptly return the survey by mail in the postage-paid envelope provided. Residents who receive a survey should know that their participation is anonymous and that they household was randomly selected. Participation in this survey is vitally important to the city and we appreciate your time and consideration of this request.



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About Pierce City

The City of Pierce City was founded in Lawrence County in 1870 as a division point for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad. Named for railroad executive Andrew Pierce, the town used both spellings before settling on “Pierce” in 1934. An early leading city in southwest Missouri, the town was a hub for railroad traffic and commerce. Early industries included lime manufacturing, a pottery factory, a brewery, a feed and flour mill, strawberry shipping, buggies and support for local agriculture. One of the oldest department stores in southern Missouri, Newman's, began here in 1870. By 1900, Pierce City had two banks, ten churches and 11 community and fraternal organizations, three hotels, two newspapers, veterans groups for both the North and South, a well-known community band, an opera house, a National Guard company and the Baptist Bible College from 1878 to 1904. German, Irish, Polish, and African Americans made their homes here.

After the black population left in 1901 and the land rush moved west with the railroads, Pierce City`s business focus turned more local. Twentieth century industries included canning, casket, garment, fishing motor and wood processing factories. Pierce City has produced gifted artists and prominent state leaders, from political representatives to the adjutant general of the National Guard. The city`s population peaked at 3,500 in the mid-1890s. The town was experiencing an economic revival when a tornado destroyed the historic and picturesque downtown and 71 homes on May 4, 2003. The community proved to be a model for disaster recovery, moving and rebuilding the business district. Pierce City has embraced its rich heritage through the Harold Bell Wright Museum and looks forward to an active and progressive future.

Business Spotlight


Reyes Family Restaurant

Family Restaurant. Breakfast served all day and home cooked food and pies.

Address: 115 W Commercial St, Pierce City, MO.

Phone: 1 417-476-6004

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Helpful Links

Storm Shelters

  • Shelter 1

    Located at the fire house
    Address: 307 E. Main

  • Shelter 2

    Located at the high school, across from the football field (not available during school hours)
    Address: 300 N. Myrtle

  • Shelter 3

    Located at the National Guard Armory
    Address: 600 S. Pine


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