City of Naylor

  • Pop: 632
  • Mayor: Bernard Allen, 201 N. Front St. (573) 399-2592
  • Education: Elementary, Middle School, High School
  • Healthcare: Nearest hospital - 15 mi.
  • Recreation: Mark Twain National Forest, Little Black River, Current River

The City of Naylor, situated in the southeast corner of Ripley County, is administered by Mayor Bernard Allen and a four-member city council. City offices are located at 201 N. Front Street. Economic development for Naylor is coordinated by the city and the Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission.

According to the 2010 census, Mayor Bernard Allen serves a population of 632. Naylor has a six person volunteer Fire Department. Fire insurance ratings for the city are 8 inside the city limits and 9 outside the city.

In 2015, Ripley County's per capita income was $13,763. The unemployment rate of Ripley County is 3.3 percent with an available workforce of 449. Only 73 people in Ripley County are unemployed, while 376 have gainful employment. The average hourly wage for the county is $11.31 per. Two of Naylor's major employers are R&W Trailers and Naylor Fabric. The county's other major employers include Vitronic, an industrial manufacturing facility, employing 175; Current River Nursing Center, with 68 employees; Ripley County Memorial Hospital, with 130 employees; and Missouri Forge, an industrial manufacturer, which employs 100 people. 

Ozark Border Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Poplar Bluff, provides electric power for the City of Naylor. The city provides water for its residents from its well and through an arrangement with Ripley County PWSD#2. The water plant has a capacity of 322,000 gallons per day, with peak consumption at 55,000 gallons per day. The plant has a storage capacity of 225,000 gallons. Sewer services are provided by the city through its oxidation ditch. The plant has a capacity of 75,000 gallons. Residents obtain natural gas through Liberty Utilities in Caruthersville.

The residents of Naylor receive telephone service from Windstream in Naylor. Residents and businesses obtain internet service from a local internet service provider in Poplar Bluff and Windstream.

There is one medical clinic in Naylor, Missouri Highlands Healthcare. Folks utilize Ripley County Memorial Hospital, a 30-bed facility located in Doniphan, 15 miles away.

Students attend elementary, middle & high school in town. The nearest public community college, Three Rivers College, is located in Poplar Bluff. Fall 2017, enrollment for the college was 3,226 students. Arkansas State University, a public four-year college located in Jonesboro, AR, is the nearest higher learning facility. Fall, 2017, enrollment for the university was 14,085 students.

Residents in Naylor and Ripley County travel Missouri Hwy. 142, H and W. The Doniphan Municipal Airport, with a 3,000-foot runway, is 19.7 miles northwest of the city. The nearest commercial airport is Jonesboro Municipal Airport, 80 miles east.

Folks in Naylor get their local and national news from a weekly newspaper. Residents worship at one of the stwo churches in town. The community is proud of its public library and two public parks.

Current River is the nearest public access river. Residents and tourists enjoy camping, fishing, hiking/fitness/nature trails, boating, canoe and tube floating, swimming, and water skiing. Little Black River and Current River are also nearby. Average temperatures for Naylor range from30 degrees Fahrenheit in January to 86 degrees Fahrenheit in July. The area sees an average rainfall of 38 inches per year.

The city is represented by 153rd District State Representative Steve Cookson (R) and 33rd District State Senator Mike Cunningham (R). U.S. Representative Jason Smith (R) represents Naylor in the Eighth Congressional District.