About East Prairie, Missouri

East Prairie is a city in Mississippi County, Missouri, United States. The population was 3,227 at the 2000 census. In 1881, the area was originally known as Bell's Grade and Hibbard and developed as a result of the railroad. Its population was 298 at the 1890 census. [citation needed] In February of 2012, a 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck the area, not far from Sikeston, Missouri and Cairo, Illinois; the impact was felt across multiple states.

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East Prairie Facts

  • Population Total: 3227
  • Square Miles: 1.3
  • Area Code: 573
  • Elevation: 305
  • Postal Codes: 63845
  • Timezone: North American Central