A bit about Missouri
Missouri is a state located in the Midwestern United States. It is bounded on the north by Iowa; on the east by Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee; on the south by Arkansas; and on the west by Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska. The total area covered by the state is 69,697 square miles. The geographic center of Missouri is in Miller County.
The largest land area of Missouri, the Ozark Plateau comprises most of southern Missouri and extends into northern Arkansas and northeastern Oklahoma. Taum Sauk Mountain, the highest elevation in the state is located in this region. The area is well known for its forests, mountains, large springs, lakes and rivers.