Peach Capital of Missouri
Peach 1906 Peach

Campbell, in the "Bootheel" of Southeast Missouri

[MISSOURI MAP] [CITY HALL]
Old City Hall

Campbell was founded in 1882, and the old City Hall was built in 1906.


New City Hall

[NEW CITY HALL, 1999]
Offices were opened in our new city hall on Feb. 1, 1999. Note the drive-up window and drop-box, for payment of utility bills.
 
[NEW CITY HALL, 1999]
Photos © 1999 Hal Miller
The building is located at 302 West Grand Avenue, on the site of Rice Hardware Store, which burned several years ago.


Downtown Banners, 1998

[NEW CITY BANNER]
Banner © 1997, Liberty Flag
& Specialty Co., Reedsburg, WI

Campbell has a population of 1,883 people, and is the home of the Missouri Peach Fair, held in August.

Peaches are an important crop on Crowley's Ridge, near Campbell.


Our Mural on Ash Street, across from
the former location of Rice Hardware

[MURAL]
Mural © 1997 Campbell Federated Garden Club of Missouri

The mural was commissioned by the Campbell Federated Garden Club of Missouri, with donations from the city, area businesses and clubs, and private citizens. The artist, Bob Whitehead of Bernie, Mo., completed the mural in July 1997.

From the left, the mural shows cotton fields (Campbell is about as far north as cotton grows); the City Hall; peach orchards along the old Military Road, which followed a 10,000-year-old Indian trail on top of Crowley's Ridge; the old school building which burned in 1928; a train engine at the depot on the "Cotton Belt" railroad, which was once important to Campbell's growth; and peaches, for which Campbell is famous as the "Peach Capital of Missouri."

A larger view of the mural, along with more Campbell history, is available below.

Larger View of Mural

For those of you who think that Campbell
must be awfully small, I have a poem:

My hometown is small;
There's not much to do.
I walk 3 blocks to work,
How about you?

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