Ozark Mountains

The Ozark Mountains cover much of Missouri, as well as portions of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. The main part of the range developed as an island in the seas of the Paleozoic era.

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Where are the Ozarks mountains located?

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The Ozark Mountains are located mainly in northern Arkansas and southern Missouri, extending a short distance into northeastern Oklahoma and the southeastern corner of Kansas. The highest elevations are found in the region known as the Boston Mountains in Arkansas.
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What type of mountain is the Ozarks Range?

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The Ozark Range is a DOME Mountain. It is in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
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How did the Ozarks get its name?

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Origin of the word OzarkWhat is an 'Ozark' ... Where did the word originate? The origin of the word Ozark is French and comes to us from the early French explorers who first navigated and mapped the mighty Arkansas River in the late 1600's and early 1700's. After France gained control of the vast land which later became known as the 'Louisianna Purchase,' the French sent surveyors and cartographers to explore their new lands in the New World. These Frenchmen first entered the huge Arkansas River at its mouth, and confluence with the Mississippi River, where they and other early explorers and Native Americans had established the settlement at Arkansas Post. The French cartographers did their job well and mapped the river bends as they traveled upriver for several hundred miles. They named the northern most bend in the Arkansas River as the Aux Arcs which easily translates as the 'to the top arc' - the northern-most bend in the great river. This geographic feature is plain to see in the topographic map at(http://www.ozarkmerchants.com/aux_arcs.html) and moreover, it was a very distinct and significant location for early travelers. The phrase Aux Arcs was spoken by non-French peoples in a manner that eventually sounded as 'Ozark.' (In the French pronunciation, the 's' in 'arcs' is silent.) This most northerly point was used by many early pioneers as a jumping off point from the Arkansas River to explore the vast set of ridges, rivers and mountains to the north of that 'top' bend ... and these mountainous lands were eventually referred to as 'The Ozarks.' The town of Ozark was established at the top of this huge, northern-most bend of the lower Arkansas River.
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Which directions do the Ouchita and Ozark Mountain ranges run in?

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Unlike most other mountain ranges in the United States, the Ouachitas run east and west rather than north and south. Also, Ouachitas are distinctive in that volcanism, metamorphism, and intrusions are notably absent throughout most of the system.
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How were the Ozark mountains formed?

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Most of Missouri south of the Missouri River, and parts of northern Arkansas, northeastern Oklahoma, and southern Illinois are known nationwide as the Ozarks. The region covers about 50,000 square miles, with 33,000 square miles being in Missouri, 13,000 in Arkansas, 3,000 in Oklahoma, and 1,000 in Illinois. This rugged area is characterized by lofty hills, deep valleys, cold clear springs and streams, large caves, and a unique cultural tradition. Although its borders blend into the surrounding countryside, the Ozarks are roughly bordered by the Missouri River on the north, and Mississippi River on the east, the Arkansas River on the south, and the Arkansas, Neosho, and Osage rivers on the west. The presently accepted theory of origin for the Ozarks is that during the millions of years when parts of the state were being submerged, uplifted, and re-submerged in warm, shallow seas, the Ozark region was being slowly and continuously uplifted. As the massive land area pushed upward, the rugged topography was sculpted by erosion. What we see today is a landscape changed by the weather of million of years, including last winter's blizzard and today's rainstorm.
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In which state are the ozark mountains?

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Most of the Ozarks are in Missouri with the plateau stretching south into Arkansas and even a little in Oklahoma
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Are the Ozark Mountains in the US?

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Yes. The Ozark Mountains are in Missouri and it is a very nice vacation spot.
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What year were the ozark mountains formed?

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the ozark mountains was formed over years ago when the earh had a earhquake an collided with caves to form the ozarks the ozark mountains was formed over years ago when the earh had a earhquake an collided with caves to form the ozarks
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What is the Highest Mountain in the Ozark range?

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the range is located in Missouri Arkansas and Oklahoma
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How high are the Ozark mountains?

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The highest point in Arkansas is Mt. Magazine, at 2,753 feet above sea level, in a region referred to as the Ozark Mountains.
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How was the ozark plateau formed?

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The Earth's new crust pushed the old crust out of the way and it formed the Ozark Plateau.
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Where is the Ozark mountains?

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It is located in southwest Missouri and northern Arkansas
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Where are the Ozark Mountains?

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They are in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.
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What type of volcano is in Ozark mountains?

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Scientists do not know of any active volcanoes in Arkansas. There is evidence of ancient volcanism including active hot springs and gem filled Khyber pipes. Speculation as to weather the Guy, AR earthquake swarm (in which thousands of earthquakes have been recorded in the last year) may be related to a rising magma chamber have been rattling around the Internet. So far, there is no scientific evidence to tie the earthquake swarm to volcanic activity.
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Are the ozark mountains the highest mountains?

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no they are not . mt. Everest is the tallest mountain
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What three states are home to the ozark mountains?

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Missouri and an extensive portion of northwestern and north centralArkansas. The region also extends westward into northeastern Oklahoma and kansas
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What are some activities to do while visiting the Ozark Mountains?

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Road and mountain biking, canoeing, bird watching , golfing, horse back riding , swimming,