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Welcome to Poplar Bluff ...

The city of Poplar Bluff is located in Butler County<1> and is the County Seat for Butler County.

The location of Poplar Bluff has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Poplar Bluff: Poplar Blf. (or less commonly used: Poplar Bluf.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Poplar Bluff has a population of 16,937 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Poplar Bluff is 350 feet [107 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Poplar Bluff: (573)

The ZIP codes for Poplar Bluff: 63901-63902<5>

Websites for Poplar Bluff ...

Official Website:   www.poplarbluff.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.poplarbluffchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Poplar Bluff had an population of 16,937 people. This is a decrease of 0.51% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Poplar Bluff had a population of 17,023 people (which is 39.78% of the total population of Butler County). This makes Poplar Bluff the county's most populous community.

The population of Poplar Bluff represents 0.28% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 42nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,023 people, the population of Poplar Bluff increased 2.23% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 16,651 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Poplar Bluff.

Adding Poplar Bluff 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 Poplar Bluff 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 Poplar Bluff elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Poplar Bluff on a Rand McNally Map of Missouri (1897).

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

Communities near Poplar Bluff ...

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

  • Puxico [Stoddard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puxico
    • Puxico [Stoddard County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Poplar Bluff
    • Estimated population in 2019: 846 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Puxico have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puxico
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Puxico<7>
  • Naylor [Ripley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naylor
    • Naylor [Ripley County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Poplar Bluff
    • Estimated population in 2019: 583 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Naylor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naylor
  • Neelyville [Butler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neelyville
    • Neelyville [Butler County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Poplar Bluff
    • Estimated population in 2019: 474 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neelyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neelyville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Neelyville<7>
  • Qulin [Butler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Qulin
    • Qulin [Butler County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Poplar Bluff
    • Estimated population in 2019: 456 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Qulin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Qulin
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fisk [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisk
      • Fisk [Butler County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Poplar Bluff
      • Estimated population in 2019: 334 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fisk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fisk<7>
    • Williamsville [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsville
      • Williamsville [Wayne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Poplar Bluff
      • Estimated population in 2019: 332 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsville<7>
    • Dudley [Stoddard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dudley
      • Dudley [Stoddard County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Poplar Bluff
      • Estimated population in 2019: 222 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dudley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dudley
    • Harviell [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harviell
      • Harviell [Butler County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Poplar Bluff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harviell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harviell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harviell<7>
    • Rombauer [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rombauer
      • Rombauer [Butler County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Poplar Bluff
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rombauer
    • Broseley [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broseley
      • Broseley [Butler County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Poplar Bluff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broseley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broseley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broseley<7>

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 Poplar Bluff. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Poplar Bluff.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Poplar Bluff. 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 Poplar Bluff.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Poplar Bluff. Our list includes 19 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Poplar Bluff.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Poplar Bluff ...

Looking for more information about Poplar Bluff? 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 Poplar Bluff, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Poplar Bluff.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Missouri

About Butler County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Poplar Bluff: www.poplarbluff.org/

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 Butler, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Poplar Bluff.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Poplar Bluff - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Poplar Bluff). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Poplar Bluff or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Poplar Bluff includes: 63901 & 63902.
<6>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Poplar Bluff) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Poplar Bluff. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Poplar Bluff

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Poplar Bluff. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7630, Longitude: -90.4121       In this case, the coordinates for Poplar Bluff have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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