Looking Forward To An Active and Progressive Future.

Pierce City

Public Announcements


Storm Shelter Reminder

Just a reminder that the storm shelter at the High School in Pierce City is only available to the public during non school hours. the main storm shelter is located at the fire house in Pierce City located at 307 E. Main.



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.



Upcoming Community Events

  • City Council Special Meeting


    6:00pm at City Hall

  • City Council Meeting


    6:00pm at City Hall

  • Planning and Zoning Commission to Meet


    6:00pm @ City Hall

  • Planning and Zoning Commission to Meet


    6:00pm @ City Hall

  • FFA Booster Club Truck and Tractor Pull


    6:00pm @ Pierce City rodeo Grounds


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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