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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Missouri state capital is Jefferson City.
The population of Branson is approximately 6,050 (2000), 10520 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,366 (2000), 4688 (2010).
The amount of land area in Branson is 14.812 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Branson is 16.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.118 sq kilometers.
The distance from Branson to Washington DC is 933 miles.
The distance to the Missouri state capital is 145 miles. (as the crow flies)
Branson is positioned 36.64 degrees north of the equator and 93.24 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Branson elevation is 722 feet above sea level.
Branson median income is $ 33,900 (2005).
The Branson median home price is $ 150,300 (2005).


in southwestern Missouri about 39 miles from Springfield. Other nearby communities include Hollister, Table Rock, Indian Point, Bull Creek, Rockaway Beach, Merriamwoods.htm">Merriam Woods, Branson West and Coney Island.
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seasonal. Here is a current weather page for Branson.
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History & History Related Items

Though Branson is now well established as the “live music capital of the world,” it has been around for many years. During the 1800’s, it began as a riverboat stop.

A history page for Branson. Also try this history page.
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The incorporation of Branson



See this Attractions page for things to see and do in the Branson area.
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Branson City Government

Branson, Missouri home page
110 W. Maddux
Branson, MO 65616
Phone: 417-334-3345

Branson Parks and Recreation

Branson Historical Events

This was the year when the big tourist boom began with the opening of a number of theaters and showplaces.
Table Rock Dam was completed and the area's largest man-made lake, Table Rock Lake, was formed.
Branson was incorporated on 1 April. There were 1,200 residents in Branson at that time.
Harold Bell Wright wrote a book entitled The Shepherd of the HIlls, about this area. It became a huge best seller and quickly, tourists from all over the USA began to come to the Ozarks.
Rueben Branson opened a general store which became the post office and was listed as Branson, Missouri, named after Rueben.

Branson Chamber

Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & Convention & Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 1897
Branson, Missouri 65615
Toll-free: 1-800-296-0463

Branson Organizations

Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & Convention & Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 1897
Branson, Missouri 65615
Toll-free: 1-800-296-0463

Branson Schools

College of the Ozarks

Three miles south of Branson
off Highway 65
Phone: (417) 334-6411

Located in the heart of the Ozarks, this campus requires each student enrolled to work 15 hours a week at one of the campus work areas. Things to see on campus include: Ralph Foster Museum and the Williams Memorial Branson


The population of Branson was:
1990 - 3,706
2000 - 6,050

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 1,915 2000 - 3,366

Median age:
2000 - 43.0 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 31,997
2005 - $ 33,900

Median house value:
2000 - $ 123,900
2005 - $ 150,300

Branson is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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