Fair Grove is a small town in Greene County Missouri
Home of the historically important Wommack Mill, Fair Grove was a farming community founded in the early 19th century, and is now a thriving small town that offers a friendly atmosphere in which to live and do business. It is located on the modern four-lane U.S. Highway 65, and is approximately ten miles north of Interstate 44. Drive time to the center of Springfield in normal traffic is under thirty minutes. Check into the categories below for details:
Fair Grove Community
The business community is active and the population is growing. The majority of residents work in Springfield and enjoy our peaceful small-town atmosphere at home. Most local businesses focus on serving this market. One dominant local industry in the area is agriculture, with a number of large and small ranches, hay farms, beef and cow/calf operations. City government is vigorous and progressive in promoting the town and aiding the business community.
We have a small historic downtown and several buildings that date from the 19th century. Most of these buildings are home to small retail businesses and restaurants. A few still await the right person to refurbish them and open a new business. There are also several small shopping centers and commercial areas, with room for growth. Three banks are located in Fair Grove.
Fair Grove is host to a major annual event, the Fair Grove Heritage Reunion, held on the last full weekend of September. Originally organized to help fund the restoration of Wommack Mill, a steam powered grist mill which has now been almost completely refurbished, this event attracts tens of thousands of people each day of the event. The Heritage Reunion is renowned for the quality of the exhibits and booths, attracting the best crafts people who come from long distances to sell antiques, and original or handcrafted wares to the crowds.
We invite you to live, work, educate your children and start your business in Fair Grove.