Country Homes for Sale in Missouri
Find Farms, Ranches, and Acreage for Sale
In terms of its size, Missouri is the country's 21st-largest state, covering an area of 69,709 square miles (45 million acres). In its entirety, 68,742 square miles (99 percent) is land, while the remaining 965 square miles is covered by water. The Show-Me State might as well be the Show-Off State when it comes to outdoor recreation. Missouri's sprawling Mark Twain National Forest has 1.4 million acres of land open to public hunting, in addition to numerous state conservation areas as well as private land available to hunt. Missouri is also home to the country's longest rail-trail conversion, the 240-mile Katy Trail, which follows the course of the Missouri River. Lands of America research shows that 93 percent of land in Missouri is privately owned. Missouri's current price-per-acre average places it 38th in the country in terms of land value. This data represents $1.7 billion of ranches, farms and other land acreage for sale in the state covering a total of 428,635 acres. Farmland was the most common type of land for sale in Missouri. Of Missouri's 115 counties, Howell County had the most land and rural real estate for sale.