highland region in central-southern United States

The Ozarks, also called the Ozark Mountains and Ozark Plateau, are a physiographic, geologic, and cultural highland region of the central United States. It covers much of the south half of Missouri and a large portion of northwest and North central Arkansas. The region also goes westward into northeast Oklahoma and extreme southeast Kansas. The name Ozarks comes from the French Aux Arcs. The name means "with bows" and was given by an early French explorer to the Bow Indians (Quapaw).[1] They were native to the area that later became Arkansas.[1]

Ozark Highlands; Ozark Mountains; Ozark Plateaus
View of the Ozarks from the Buffalo National River, Newton County, Arkansas
Highest point
PeakBuffalo Lookout
Elevation2,561 ft (781 m)
Coordinates37°10′N 92°30′W / 37.167°N 92.500°W / 37.167; -92.500
CountryUnited States
Age of rockPaleozoic to Proterozoic
Elevation map of the Ozarks

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ozark-St. Francis National Forest; Forest Information". United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014.