Stockton Lake features 300 miles of shoreline and 25,000 acres of clear water making it one of the best walleye fishing lakes in the Midwest as well as one of the top sailing lakes in the country. Harry S. Truman Reservoir, Pomme de Terre Lake and the Sac River offer additional water recreation in the area. Stockton is commonly referred to as the “Black Walnut Capitol of the World” hosting the Black Walnut Festival annually, a celebration that dates back to the 1930s.
Hammons Product Company is the world’s largest producer of black walnuts operating in Stockton, MO since the 1940s. Superior Gearbox Company also maintains a manufacturing facility locally, while row crop and cattle farms play a major role economically. Citizens Memorial Hospital, Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility and Mercy Convenient Care – Bolivar provide modern medicine and facilities. Education is offered through Stockton R-1 School District, Southwest Baptist University and Bolivar Technical College.
Stockton, MO features sunshine on an average of 213 days out of the year. Precipitation is ample for agricultural purposes with 46 inches of rain falling annually on average. Like the majority of the state, summers are warm and winters are cool to mild in Stockton as is common in a humid subtropical climate.
The city of Stockton was originally platted in 1846 and was named Lancaster at the time. Just one year later, the town was renamed Fremont in honor of John C. Fremont, an American explorer, politician and soldier. There was yet another name change in 1857 as it officially became Stockton, honoring United States Navy Commodore Robert F. Stockton. The Montgomery Archeological Site and Stockton Community Building are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Local Area Information
|Local Business||Real Estate Related||Educational Sites|
|Hammonds Black Walnut Emporium||Great Southern Bank||Southwest Baptist University|
|County Corner Cafe||Simmons Bank||Bolivar Technical College|
|Enrique's Mexican Grill||Mid-Missouri Bank||Stockton Public Schools|
|The Boathouse||Bank of Bolivar||Agape Boarding School|
|The Squeeze Inn||Oak Star Bank of Bolivar|
|Simple Simon's Pizza|
|Government Websites||Area Healthcare||Area Lodging/Resorts|
|Stockton Area Chamber of Commerce||Citizens Memorial Hospital||The Cabins at Stockton Lake|
|Bolivar Area Chamber of Commerce||Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility||Mt. Carmel Inn|
|Stockton License Office||Stockton Lake Walk-in Clinic||Orleans Trail Resort & Marina|
|Evans Drug||Airbnb Stockton Area Lodging|
|Area Media||Cedar County Memorial Hospital||Best Western Plus|
|Cedar County Repulbican|
|Bolivar Harold Free Press||Recreation||Lifestyle|
|Country Radio Bolivar||Stockton State Park and Marina||The Venue at Stockton Lake|
|Orleans Trail Resort & Marina||Tandem Fly Outfitters|
|Other Helpful Websites||Mutton Creek Marina & Campgrounds||Lake Stockton Yacht Club|
|State Farm||Pomme De Terre Lake||Stockton Lake Guide Service|
|Woods Grocery||Caplinger Woods Campground & Canoes|
|Calypso RV Park|
|Stockton MO Trails|