Republic City Hall is located at 213 North Main Avenue, Republic, MO 65738; phone: 417-732-3100.
Pioneers from Kentucky, Tennessee, New York, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Virginia began settling in the area in the 1850s. Among the early settlers are the family names of Ritter, Noe, White, Claiborn, Hayes, Britain, Anderson, Blades, Beal, Brooks, Criswell, Davis, House, Howard, Hagewood, Howell, Land, London, McDaniel, Owen, O'Bryant, O'Neal, Pickering, Robertson, Rainey, Richardson, Short, Sparkman, Thurman, Williams, and Youngblood. Following the Civil War, about 1869, the Frisco Railroad Line was built and the town became a major shipping point. [History of Republic, www.republicmo.com, accessed April, 2013]