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Hartville, Missouri
City of Hartville
Businesses at the intersection of Main and Rolla
Businesses at the intersection of Main and Rolla
Location of Hartville, Missouri
Location of Hartville, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Wright
 • Total 0.66 sq mi (1.72 km2)
 • Land 0.65 sq mi (1.69 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
1,191 ft (363 m)
 • Total 594
 • Density 930.98/sq mi (359.60/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-30754
GNIS feature ID 0719185

Hartville is a city in Wright County, Missouri, United States. The population was 594 at the 2020 census. It is the county seat of Wright County.


A post office called Hartville has been in operation since 1842. The community has the name of Isaac Hart, a pioneer citizen.

Much of the town was destroyed in the Battle of Hartville in 1863. John Wimer, the seventh person to serve as mayor of St. Louis, was killed in the battle and buried at Hartville.

The Grovespring Tornado in 1959 destroyed most of Hartville's business district, as well as the post office. There were no major injuries because a warning alarm had been sounded.

Kelton House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.


Hartville is located at 37°15′1″N 92°30′43″W / 37.25028°N 92.51194°W / 37.25028; -92.51194 (37.250170, -92.511916), along the Wood's Fork of the Gasconade River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.66 square miles (1.71 km2), of which, 0.65 square miles (1.68 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 248
1900 445
1910 507 13.9%
1920 521 2.8%
1930 453 −13.1%
1940 393 −13.2%
1950 526 33.8%
1960 486 −7.6%
1970 524 7.8%
1980 576 9.9%
1990 495 −14.1%
2000 607 22.6%
2010 613 1.0%
2020 594 −3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 613 people, 232 households, and 133 families living in the city. The population density was 943.1 inhabitants per square mile (364.1/km2). There were 305 housing units at an average density of 469.2 per square mile (181.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.9% White, 0.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 232 households, of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.5% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.7% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 3.17.

The median age in the city was 38.5 years. 26.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21% were from 25 to 44; 22.4% were from 45 to 64; and 21.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.


Public education in Hartville is administered by Hartville R-II School District, which operates two elementary schools, one middle school and Hartville High School.

Hartville has a lending library, a branch of the Wright County Library.

Notable person

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