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Welcome to Van Buren ...

The town of Van Buren is located in the Missouri Ozarks.

Van Buren is located in Carter County<1> and is the County Seat for Carter County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Van Buren has a population of 798 people<3> (see below for details).

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

The community of Van Buren is 570 feet [174 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Van Buren: (573)

The ZIP code for Van Buren: 63965<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Van Buren had an population of 798 people. This is a decrease of 2.56% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.56% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Van Buren had a population of 819 people (or 13.07% of the total population of Carter County). This makes Van Buren the county's most populous community.

The population of Van Buren represents 0.01% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 379th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 819 people, the population of Van Buren decreased 3.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 845 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Van Buren.

Adding Van Buren 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 Van Buren 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 Van Buren 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 Van Buren on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Van Buren ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Missouri communities named Van Buren: This one is located in Carter County and the other is located in Osage County.

Beyond Missouri, there are 20 communities that are also named Van Buren - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, New York (2), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Van Buren ...

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

  • Piedmont [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
    • Piedmont [Wayne County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Van Buren
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,889 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piedmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<7>
  • Winona [Shannon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winona
    • Winona [Shannon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Van Buren
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,293 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winona<7>
  • Ellington [Reynolds County]
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    • Ellington [Reynolds County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Van Buren
    • Estimated population in 2019: 928 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellington<7>
  • Ellsinore [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellsinore
    • Ellsinore [Carter County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Van Buren
    • Estimated population in 2019: 429 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellsinore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellsinore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellsinore<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Grandin [Carter County]
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      • Grandin [Carter County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Van Buren
      • Estimated population in 2019: 229 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandin
    • Mill Spring [Wayne County]
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      • Mill Spring [Wayne County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Van Buren
      • Estimated population in 2019: 176 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Spring
    • Fremont [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont
      • Fremont [Carter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Van Buren
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
    • Bennett [Ripley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennett
      • Bennett [Ripley County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Van Buren
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennett
    • Fruit City [Reynolds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruit City
      • Fruit City [Reynolds County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Van Buren
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruit City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruit City
    • Eminence [Shannon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eminence
      • Eminence [Shannon County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the northwest of Van Buren
      • Estimated population in 2019: 578 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eminence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eminence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eminence<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 Van Buren. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Van Buren.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Van Buren. See our Newspapers Page for Van Buren.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Van Buren ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Missouri

About Carter County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Van Buren. 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 Carter, 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 Van Buren.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Van Buren - 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 town (such as Van Buren). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Van Buren or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Van Buren) 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 Van Buren. 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 Van Buren

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Van Buren. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0082, Longitude: -91.0113       In this case, the coordinates for Van Buren 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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