About Battlefield

Welcome to the City of Battlefield website! We hope that you will find the information you are looking for within these pages, but if not, please contact us by phone at your convenience!

The City of Battlefield was incorporated as a 4th class city in 1971 and as permitted by Missouri State Statutes, has the mayor/board of aldermen form of government. Currently the City has three geographically divided Wards which have two Aldermen each. Ward One is generally located south of Elm Street to the city limits. Ward Two is from Elm Street north to Weaver Road and Ward Three is from Weaver Road north to the city limits.

Battlefield has experienced rapid residential growth in the last five years! We’ve grown from the 2000 US Census population of 2,385 to our current estimated population of 5,000. Large subdivisions have been planned and are being built in all areas of our city. While the growth has slowed some since the 2003-2004 time frame, we continue to field inquiries from developers interested in our community.

May 4, 2003 is a date that will long be remembered by many residents in Battlefield and several other communities in southwest Missouri. On that date, an F2 tornado devastated much of the central sections of town and left over 125 residents with moderate to severe damage or total destruction of their homes. The rented location for the Police Department was demolished and City Hall was damaged. As a result, the City was eligible to apply for disaster relief grants for a new facility and was awarded $424,000 to make that possible. Additional financing was obtained to also build the Community Room and City Park. Our current facilities are a testimony to the hard work of many current and former city officials and volunteers!