U.S. STATE FACTS

Missouri Facts

The Gateway Arch in Saint Louis Missouri
The Gateway Arch in Saint Louis

Introduction - Missouri Facts

Missouri, located in the Midwest Region of the United States, has a past rich in history. Often called the "Gateway to the West" due to the fact that in the 1800s settlers and explorers who were heading west would often gather supplies in and begin their trip from Missouri. In fact the Oregon Trail, Santa Fe Trail, and the Pony Express all had their starting point in Missouri. Missouri also has a bloody past involving conflicts over the issue of slavery. Below is a list of facts about this Midwest state including its history, and more general facts such as when it became a state, and what states it borders. This information is written for both kids and adults.

Missouri Quick Facts

Missouri Interesting Facts

Missouri History Facts