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Originally located on the shores of the White river at the current site of Shadowrock Park, Forsyth was an important river town from the early 1800’s. Steamboats used to come up river and drop supplies at the town’s docks, which were then transferred to wagons or smaller boats for distribution in the surrounding areas. By the time of the Civil War, Forsyth citizens primarily consisted of farmers due to the rich river bottom soil.
Taney County was established in 1837, with Forsyth becoming the county seat in the following year. The first county courthouse was built at the confluence of Swan Creek and the White river. In 1855, a new, brick courthouse was built on the same site.
During the Civil War, both Rebel and Federal Forces occupied the town. The town was held in Rebel hands until 1861 when Union forces shelled the town and damaged the courthouse. In 1863, Union forces abandoned the town, burning it behind them rather than let it fall into Rebel hands. After the war, the courthouse was repaired. It burned again in 1865 and in the process, destroyed most of the records. A new courthouse was built in 1889.
In 1913 Powersite Dam was completed and behind it formed Lake Taneycomo. At that point in time, the lake was thought to be the largest water storage facility in the country that was designed for electric power generation.
In 1950, the entire town had to be moved to the bluffs overlooking the river. Bull Shoals Lake, a result of the new Bull Shoals Dam, flooded the area. The new location is where Forsyth now stands.
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Forsyth area listings below:
|13464 State Hwy 76 Forsyth, MO. 65653 MLS# 60080677 2 Bed, 1 Bath, SqFt 1260 $ 68,000 - Single Family|
|292 Division Street Forsyth, MO. 65653 MLS# 60076063 2 Bed, 2 Bath, SqFt 910 $ 72,500 - Single Family|
|311 Blair Boulevard Forsyth, MO. 65653 MLS# 60075391 3 Bed, 1 Bath, SqFt 1602 $ 78,900 - Single Family|
|116 Willow Lane Forsyth, MO. 65653 MLS# 60073587 2 Bed, 1 Bath, SqFt 800 $ 81,900 - Single Family|
|136 Willi Oaks Rd Forsyth, MO. 65653 MLS# 60084405 2 Bed, 2 Bath, SqFt 1200 $ 84,900 - Single Family|
|178 Simmons Avenue Forsyth, MO. 65653 MLS# 60081204 3 Bed, 1 Bath, SqFt 1858 $ 90,000 - Single Family|
|214 Elim Street Forsyth, MO. 65653 MLS# 60074592 2 Bed, 2 Bath, SqFt 1480 $ 95,900 - Single Family|
|722 Skyline Drive Forsyth, MO. 65653 MLS# 60075655 3 Bed, 1 Bath, SqFt 1500 $ 99,900 - Single Family|
|257 Division Street Forsyth, MO. 65653 MLS# 60079532 3 Bed, 2 Bath, SqFt 1790 $ 99,900 - Single Family|
|251 Harvard Drive Forsyth, MO. 65653 MLS# 60082896 2 Bed, 1 Bath, SqFt 1420 $ 110,000 - Single Family Water View|
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