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Welcome to Holt County!
A place steeped in rich heritage of land, from the Native Americans that once settled among our scenic Loess Bluffs to modern farmers using satellite technology to increase yields on the same rich soils. Agriculture is the mainstay. Ag-related products and services provide employment and generate income. Ethanol is produced at the Golden Triangle Energy LLC, plant located in Craig, using corn grown throughout Holt County and the Northwest Missouri region.
Local entrepreneurs have found niche markets in other ag-related products, from “Smart Chicken” and organic farming, to soybean extruding and pumpkin patches centered around tourism, Holt County is blessed with creative and resourceful businesses.
Interstate 29 Highway crosses Holt County from north to south providing easy access to all areas of the county. This four-lane highway brings travelers and enables efficient shipping of goods from Kansas City to Omaha and points beyond. Local businesses offer dining, gasoline and hotel rooms.
Frequent travelers find Mound City a great place to stop, refuel and grab a bite to eat. Recreation opportunities are found at the nine-hole Golf Course, Sports Complex and City Park. A visit to the Forest City Drug Store Museum will enlighten travelers with unique theme displays and activities. The County Seat, situated in Oregon has a modern courthouse design worth visiting.
The Missouri River forms the western boundary of Holt County offering the potential for barge traffic and recreation. Fishing and boating on the river are a favorite pastime.
Holt County is blessed with a main rail line through the county connecting to points west via the historic Rulo Railway Bridge between Missouri and Nebraska.