Linden’s Prairie, Lawrence County

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Linden’s Prairie is a 171-acre original prairie in Lawrence County near the town of Mt. Vernon. It was purchased in 2014 and named for Ms. Linden Trial, an MPF member and dragonfly and damselfly researcher for the Missouri Department of Conservation. Funds from a generous bequest from Linden Trial and a grant from the Robert J. Trulaske, Jr., Family Foundation made the purchase possible. The prairie had been owned, protected and managed by the Cox Family for generations. The prairie is known for its high native prairie plant quality.

Address for GPS:

Linden’s Prairie, County Road 2120, Mount Vernon, MO¬†65712

Directions: Linden’s Prairie is located in Lawrence County on CR 2120 about 6 miles west of Mt Vernon. From I-44, take exit 38 north on MO 97. Drive 2 miles north into the town of Stott’s City and turn east onto CR 2120 (Mt Vernon St). Drive 2.2 miles and look for the grass pull-in on the left (north). By GPS, N37 6.181 W93 54.535 (in decimal degrees, 37.10302 -93.90892).

Photos: Linden’s Prairie, photos by Bruce Schuette