Essex, MO

Population: 524

Essex City Hall

211 N. Cypress Street 

P.O. Box 357

Essex, MO 63846


The City of Essex is located five miles east of Dexter and 15 miles east of Sikeston. The community is predominantly agricultural and has two major agri-businesses that employ a number of residents. Essex is proud of its reputation of being a quiet, peaceful town, with neat businesses and residences. There is a new subdivision with all amenities, available for new construction. Essex is the heart of the Stoddard County cotton producing region with Rose Cotton Gin. One of the remaining locally owned and operated cotton gins.

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