Village of Mill Spring

  • Pop: 189
  • Mayor: Angela Clyburn - Village Chairman , City offices - PO Box 26
  • Education: Public-Clearwater R-1, K-12, in Piedmont, 8 mi., Private-Victory Baptist Academy in Piedmont, 8 mi.
  • Healthcare: Nearest hospitals - 45 mi. in Poplar Bluff
  • Recreation: Black River, Clearwater Lake

Mill Spring, a village of 189 according to the 2010 census, is situated in the southwestern portion of Wayne County. Average temperatures range from 20 degrees Fahrenheit in January to 89 degrees Fahrenheit in July. Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission works with the city to foster economic development for Mill Spring.

Angela Clyburn is the Charirman of the Board of Trustees of the village. Citizens are protected by a three-member volunteer Fire Department. The per capita income of Wayne County, as reported in 2015, was $17,955.

Out of a 5,205-person workforce in Wayne County, 4,712 are employed. The unemployment rate is9.5 percent as of 2015 with 493 out of work. The average hourly wage for the county is $11.90. In nearby Piedmont, McAllister Software, Specialty Brands, Nu-Dell Plastics, and Corlair Corporation can be found. The county's other major employers include Clearwater Schools, which employs 160; Greenville Healthcare with 49 employees; Henry Schein/AVImark, and Veterinary Software which employs 170.  

Black River Electric Cooperative in Fredericktown and Ozark Border Electric Cooperative in Poplar Bluff provides electric power for Mill Spring. Natural Gas is provided by Liberty Utilities in Caruthersville. Telephone service is provided by Windstream and AT&T. Residents and businesses obtain internet service from a local internet service provider in Poplar Bluff and Windstream Communications..

Residents of Mill Spring travel 30 miles for health care. The nearest healthcare facilities are in Poplar Bluff at Kneibert Clinic, Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center, and the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, in Greenville at Greenville Family Clinic, in Piedmont at the Piedmont Family Clinic and Wayne Medical Center.

Mill Spring residents utilize Missouri Highways 49, 34, and 143. It is 18 miles to the nearest four-lane highway and Interstate 55 is 75 miles east. The nearest airport is in Piedmont.

The nearest public community college, Three Rivers College, is located in Poplar Bluff. Fall 2017, enrollment was 3,226 students. Poplar Bluff Area Technical Career Center is available for students seeking training in vocational skills. Southeast Missouri State University, a public four-year college located in Cape Girardeau, MO, is the nearest higher learning facility. Fall, 2017, enrollment for the university was 11,502 students.

Mill Spring residents keep up with local news through a weekly newspaper. There is a country club and two public tennis courts within a 20-mile radius for the enjoyment of young and old alike.

Clearwater Lake, Wappapello Lake and Black River are popular attractions for locals as well as visitors from all over the state. Everyone can enjoy camping, fishing, hiking/fitness/nature trails, boating, swimming and water skiing. Annual rainfall for the area averages 45 inches a year.

The community is represented by 153rd District State Representative Steve Cookson (R) and 27th District State Senator Wayne Wallingford (R). U.S. Representative Jason Smtih (R) represents Mill Spring in the Eighth Congressional District.