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Welcome to Lamar ...

The city of Lamar is located in Barton County<1> and is the County Seat for Barton County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lamar has a population of 4,294 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Lamar.

Lamar is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Lamar lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Lamar is within the (417) area code.

The ZIP code for Lamar: 64759<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lamar had an population of 4,294 people. This is a decrease of 5.25% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.96% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lamar had a population of 4,532 people (or 36.54% of the total population of Barton County). This makes Lamar the county's most populous community.

The population of Lamar represents 0.08% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 145th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,532 people, the population of Lamar increased 2.42% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,425 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lamar.

Adding Lamar to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Lamar in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Lamar elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lamar on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Lamar ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Lamar - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia (2), Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lamar.

Communities near Lamar ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lamar.

  • Jasper [Jasper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jasper
    • Jasper [Jasper County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Lamar
    • Estimated population in 2019: 972 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jasper
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jasper<6>
  • Lockwood [Dade County]
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    • Lockwood [Dade County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Lamar
    • Estimated population in 2019: 899 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockwood have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockwood
  • Liberal [Barton County]
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    • Liberal [Barton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Lamar
    • Estimated population in 2019: 721 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberal have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberal
  • Golden City [Barton County]
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    • Golden City [Barton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Lamar
    • Estimated population in 2019: 719 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden City<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Alba [Jasper County]
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      • Alba [Jasper County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Lamar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 542 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alba have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alba
    • Mulberry [Crawford County]
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      • Mulberry [Crawford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Lamar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 521 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Mulberry:
      • Mulberry Grove
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mulberry<6>
    • Sheldon [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheldon
      • Sheldon [Vernon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Lamar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 520 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheldon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheldon<6>
    • Purcell [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purcell
      • Purcell [Jasper County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Lamar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purcell have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purcell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Purcell<6>
    • Mindenmines [Barton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mindenmines
      • Mindenmines [Barton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Lamar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 346 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mindenmines have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mindenmines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mindenmines<6>
    • Carytown [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carytown
      • Carytown [Jasper County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Lamar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 283 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carytown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carytown

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lamar. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lamar.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lamar. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lamar.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lamar. Our list includes 18 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lamar.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lamar ...

Looking for more information about Lamar? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lamar, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lamar.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Missouri

About Barton County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lamar. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Barton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lamar.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lamar - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Lamar). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lamar or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lamar) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lamar. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lamar

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lamar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4942, Longitude: -94.2701    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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