Welcome to the Official Website of Pemiscot County!
Thank you for visiting the website of Pemiscot County! Pemiscot County is located in the most-southeast region of the state, known as the Bootheel. Here you will find information pertaining to all offices of Pemiscot County elected officials, and the corresponding information of each office. If you have any questions, please use the directory of pages for more information.
Pemiscot County is located in the most southeastern region of Missouri, along the banks of the Mississippi River, in an area commonly referred to as the Bootheel. Several small towns occupy Pemiscot County, including Caruthersville (county seat), Hayti, Steele, Wardell, Deering, and Cooter, along with many smaller towns. As of 2012, the population of Pemiscot County is estimated at 18,111.
Many travelers make their way into and through Pemiscot County via two major interstates – Interstate 55 (north and south) and Interstate 155 (east to Tennessee). Recently, the Missouri Welcome Center was opened to tourists and travelers and it is located at mile marker 21, just north of the Hayti exit 19. Several hotels and restaurants are located right off I-55 in Hayti, as well as 3 miles southeast in Caruthersville.
Local residents enjoy the many features of small towns. Pemiscot County hosts fairs, community-wide events, high school games, and the music and fun of Lady Luck Casino. It is also home to many great restaurants, small businesses, and lots of rich farmland.