Points of Interest
Gene Taylor Museum
At the northeast corner of the Square is a replica of an office used by Congressman Gene Taylor during his 16-year tenure in Washington, DC.
This building houses mementos of Mr. Taylor’s years in public service. History on the Wild Peony fields, as well as other various memorabilia on Sarcoxie’s rich history is also on display.
The Tourist Information Center and Chamber of commerce are also located in this building.
Free Admission Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Stebbins Memorial Park
Stebbins Memorial Park is located next to the Sarcoxie High School at 17th and Center Streets. It includes playground equipment, a basketball court, a baseball field, a pool complex, three pavilions and lots of picnic tables.
The park has public restrooms and a water fountain available for the season Easter through Labor Day. There are also electrical outlets located at various locations.
Stebbins Park is a popular location for family reunions and birthday parties. No reservations are needed.
Center Creek Country Club
Center Creek Country Club is a 9-hole golf course located just north of I-44 at exit 26. It’s challenging terrain makes the game interesting for golfers of all ages and levels of expertise. Reasonable green fees, with rental carts available.
Cave Spring School and Cemetery
Northeast of Sarcoxie, this Historical site near Cave Springs was used for 128 years. The one-room, brick Cave Spring School was built in the early 1840s to educate children of the Cave Spring community. During the Civil War, it served as a federal militia garrison and after the war, it was the seat of county government after the Jasper County Courthouse was burned down. The first public school in Jasper County. Established on Center Creek near Sarcoxie in 1842. Also known as Teas School after teacher, Samuel Teas.
More information is available at the Springfield Library web site: (visit link).
Want to visit?
At Exit 29 off Interstate 44, take the north outer road (Cimarron Road)
about 1.5 miles east to County Road 10, go north about two miles to Dogwood Road,
turn east onto Dogwood Road and travel towards County Road 4,
then go north on County Road 4 about a half-mile and you will see it on the left.