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Miner
Scott County, Missouri




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America's Select City



Page Contents for Miner, Missouri

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Missouri state capital is Jefferson City.
The population of Miner is approximately 1,218 (1990), 984 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 483 (1990), 389 (2010).
The amount of land area in Miner is 9.831 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Miner is 4.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.007 sq kilometers.
The distance from Miner to Washington DC is 723 miles.
The distance to the Missouri state capital is 189 miles. (as the crow flies)
Miner is positioned 36.89 degrees north of the equator and 89.53 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Miner elevation is 308 feet above sea level.
Miner median income is $ 30,750 (2000).
The Miner median home price is $ 64,600 (2000).

Location

in southeast Missouri. Other nearby communities include Sikeston, Bertrand, Blodgett, Diehlstadt, Haywood City, Matthews, Morehouse and Morley.

Here is a map page for the area.
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Climate


moderate. Average temperatures in Miner usually range from 32 degrees in winter to 80 degrees in summer. Generally precipitation falls year-round. Snow may fall between November and April.
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History & History Related Items

History of the area

The area was first known as the Big Prairie with groves of trees that appeared as islands in a lake of water. By the early 1900s, efforts were begun to drain the water. The result was rich farm land that now yields wheat, cotton, soybeans and other crops.

Originally founded in 1942, the City of Miner was incorporated in 1951. Originally known as Minner in honor of one of the original landowners residing there, the railroad, when erecting a sign to mark their switching station, inadvertently left out the "n" in the town's name and Minner became Miner Switch. In 1951, thanks to modern day pioneer William Howard McGill, the City of Miner was incorporated.
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The incorporation of Miner

1951


Attractions

Information for Sikeston and Miner, Missouri

Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo held in August each year.
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Miner City Government

City of Miner
103 H Road
Miner, MO 63801
Phone: 573-471-8520
Fax: 573-471-1959

Miner has a Mayor/Board of Alderman form of government with four board members elected to two year terms.

Miner Historical Events

16 December 1811 4 February 1812
Over 2,000 earthquakes rocked this area during this time period. They were known as the New Madrid Earthquakes. Even until the present time, over 200 small earthquakes occur each year.

Miner Chamber

Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce
One Industrial Drive
Sikeston, MO 63801
Phone: (573) 471-2498
Fax: (573) 471-2499

Miner Organizations

Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce
One Industrial Drive
Sikeston, MO 63801
Phone: (573) 471-2498
Fax: (573) 471-2499

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