Place:Shell Knob, Barry, Missouri, United States


NameShell Knob
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates36.603°N 93.599°W
Located inBarry, Missouri, United States
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Shell Knob is a census-designated place (CDP) in White River Township in Barry County and Alpine Township in Stone County in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 1,379 at the 2010 census.

The Stone County portion of Shell Knob is part of the Branson, Missouri Micropolitan Statistical Area.


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Located in the Ozark Mountains, Shell Knob was established in 1835 on the banks of the White River when Henry and Elizabeth Yoachum Schell built a trading post. The "c" was somehow left off the name when the post office was established in 1872. The Schells left in 1846 and went on to establish the community of Jacket, Missouri. Most families were self-supporting, and the modern world was slow to penetrate the area. In 1959, Table Rock Dam was completed and Table Rock Lake filled, changing the Shell Knob area and community forever.

Today Shell Knob is an active lake resort area. The area population is over 1300, made up of retirees, part-time vacation home residents and young families. It remains very much a small town but is close to the larger cities of Springfield (Bass Pro Shops Headquarters), Branson and Joplin, Missouri, and Fayetteville and Bentonville (Wal-Mart headquarters) in Arkansas.

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