• Downtown Revitalization

    A focus on affordable living is part of a city-wide redevelopment campaign. Our newly-renovated former shirt factory offers easy loft-style living, just steps from downtown.
  • Sheryl Crow Aquatic Center

    Stay cool all summer long at the Sheryl Crow Aquatic Center, featuring a junior Olympic-sized swimming pool and water park.
  • A Family Place

    Kennett is the perfect choice for raising a family, with a wide variety of youth sports and playtime activities.
  • Events and Festivals

    Annual community events and festivals draw thousands to Kennett each year.
  • The Outdoor Life

    Spend a day fishing and bird-watching along our miles and miles of scenic lakes, rivers and canals.
  • Preparing for the Future

    Our outstanding public school system boasts of some of the best sports programs in the state, lending life skills and discipline along the way.

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Crow, Reynolds, Shetley, McVey & Scherer, LLP
Mr.Terry McVey
308 First Street
P.O. Box 189
Kennett, MO 63857
Phone: 573-888-4664
Fax: 573-888-0322

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Welcome from the Kennett Chamber of Commerce

From its beginnings as an early Native American village amid virgin timber fields and cypress swamps, Kennett today lays claim to the title of agricultural powerhouse.  A massive drainage effort dating back to the late 19th century, and continuing on up through The Great Depression, turned original swamplands into the some of the most fertile farm fields in the entire state of Missouri and created the nation's largest drainage district.  As a result, Kennett and the surrounding area are now the state's largest producer of cotton, rice, watermelon and cantaloupes.

The area is also well known for another famous export:  Our music.  Kennett is hometown to Grammy Award-winning artist, Sheryl Crow, celebrated country artists, David Nail and Trent Tomlinson, Nashville rockers Blackjack Billy and operatic tenor soloist, Limmie Pulliam.  Their talents grow from a long-standing local musical tradition that remains vibrant today, thriving in Kennett's schools, our churches and our households, up and down the block.  Whether you're enjoying a concert in the old park bandshell by the Kennett Municipal Band, or catching a show at the SEMO Little Theatre, our community offers many different performing arts venues, as well.

Our BBQ is the best, our strawberry cake will make your tastebuds explode, our catfish is plentiful (along with a side of hushpuppies), our Farmers' Market and our Community Farm will put loads of fresh produce on your table all season long. 

Kennett is a Storm Ready CommunityYou can spend a day in town shopping and antiquing, or enjoy a movie at the cinema.   You can also hop just outside the city limits, for hunting and fishing.  These sports attract more and more enthusiasts each year.  In fact, our waterfowl hunting season is a rapidly growing, local industry, poised to burst onto the national scene.

Kennett is also a proud home to many different educational opportunities, from our AAA-rated public school system, to our Career and Technology Center, to the two-year associate degrees found at Three Rivers College and the four-year programs at the local campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

Whatever your reason for exploring our diverse community, Kennett and the Chamber of Commerce welcome you!

Selected Photographs Courtesy of the Delta Dunklin Democrat 

Kennett Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 61 • 1601 First Street • Kennett, MO 63857 • 573.888.5828 • Fax: 573.888.9802
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