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Diamond
Newton County, Missouri

ZipCodes
64840




Page Contents for Diamond, Missouri

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Missouri state capital is Jefferson City.
The population of Diamond is approximately 875 (2006), 902 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 350 (2000), 372 (2010).
The amount of land area in Diamond is 1.503 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Diamond is 0.66 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Diamond to Washington DC is 990 miles.
The distance to the Missouri state capital is 162 miles. (as the crow flies)
Diamond is positioned 36.99 degrees north of the equator and 94.31 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Diamond elevation is 1,158 feet above sea level.
Diamond per capita income is $ 13,581 (2000).
Diamond median income is $ 30,700 (2005).
The Diamond median home price is $ 66,300 (2005).

Location

in southwestern Missouri about 64 miles from Fayetteville, Arkansas. Other nearby communities include Fidelity, Granby, Duenweg, Ritchey, Neosho, Saginaw, Silver Creek and Duquesne.
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History & History Related Items

It is believed Diamond was named for a diamond-shaped grove of walnut trees. The city was incorporated in 1950.
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The incorporation of Diamond

1950


Attractions

NOTED NOTABLES
George Washington Carver
1864 - 1943
Born here in approximately 1864, no one had ever thought that this weak, sickly child would grow to be one of the most distinguished agriculturists in America. Born to a slave girl, near Diamond Grove, Missouri, George Washington Carver was raised by his owner, Moses Carver. He and his wife, Susan, treated George and his brother, Jim, as their own sons. Jim, who was stronger, always helped Moses in his outdoor work. Whereas, being very frail, George helped Susan indoors. His first learning started there. Susan gave him his lessons in reading, cooking, embroidery, baking, etc. George absorbed everything like sponge. See the entire biography or see a bio highlights page for Carver.

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During the 79th Congress, Public Law 290 was passed to designate January 5, of each year, George Washington Carver Recognition Day.
In signing this Joint Resolution on December 28, 1945, President Harry S. Truman said, "I do hereby call upon officials of the Government to have the flag at half staff on all government buildings on January 5, 1946 in commemoration of the achievements of George Washington Carver."
profile page for Carver. Here is a biography page for George Washington Carver.

George Washington Carver NationalMonument
5646 Carver Road
Diamond, MO 64840
Phone: 417-325-4151

NOTED NOTABLES
George Washington Carver
1864 - 1943
Born here in approximately 1864, no one had ever thought that this weak, sickly child would grow to be one of the most distinguished agriculturists in America. Born to a slave girl, near Diamond Grove, Missouri, George Washington Carver was raised by his owner, Moses Carver. He and his wife, Susan, treated George and his brother, Jim, as their own sons. Jim, who was stronger, always helped Moses in his outdoor work. Whereas, being very frail, George helped Susan indoors. His first learning started there. Susan gave him his lessons in reading, cooking, embroidery, baking, etc. George absorbed everything like sponge. See the entire biography or see a bio highlights page for Carver.

Use the links below for even more information

During the 79th Congress, Public Law 290 was passed to designate January 5, of each year, George Washington Carver Recognition Day.
In signing this Joint Resolution on December 28, 1945, President Harry S. Truman said, "I do hereby call upon officials of the Government to have the flag at half staff on all government buildings on January 5, 1946 in commemoration of the achievements of George Washington Carver."
profile page for Carver. Here is a biography page for George Washington Carver.
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Diamond

Miscellany

The population of Diamond was:
1990 - 775
2000 - 808
2006 - 875

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 309
2000 - 350


Median age:
2000 - 32.8 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 29,000
2005 - $ 30,700

Median house value:
2000 - $ 54,600
2005 - $ 66,300

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


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