of Doniphan (Co. Seat)
City offices - 124 W. Jefferson
Co. Memorial Hospital
people in Ripley County are unemployed, while 5,239 have gainful
employment. The average hourly wage for the county is $10.78.
The county's major employers include the Doniphan R-1 School District,
with 220 employees; 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.
Border Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Poplar Bluff, provides
electric power for the City of Doniphan. The city provides water
for its residents. The water plant has a capacity of 1.5 million
gallons per day, with peak consumption at 350,000 gallons per day.
The plant has a storage capacity of 480,000 gallons. Sewer services
are provided by the city through its aerated lagoon. The plant has
a capacity of 1,140,000 gallons. Residents obtain natural gas through
Atmos Energy Company in Caruthersville.
residents of Doniphan obtain telephone service from Windstream.
Local citizens and businesses obtain internet service from a local
internet service provider in Poplar Bluff and Windstream.
City of Doniphan has two medical clinics within the city limits.
Ripley County Memorial Hospital, with 30 beds, serves the community
of Doniphan and Ripley County.
are three public schools and one private school in Doniphan. The
nearest public community college, Three Rivers College,
is located in Poplar Bluff and boasts an annual enrollment of 4,500. Students wishing to attend a technical school can enroll
in Current River Area Vocational School. Arkansas State University,
a public four-year college located in Jonesboro, AR, is the nearest
higher learning facility. Fall, 2011, enrollment for the university
was 13,920 students.
Muncipal (X33). Location: 5 mi. NNE of city. Coordinates:
N36-41.62; W090-47.09. Mag var: 3E. Telephone:
573/996-7177, 573/996-9494. Fax: 573/996-3303. Hours:
Irregular Elevation: 635. Pattern altitudes: 1500
MSL all aircraft. Runways: 7-25 2,560 x 57, asphalt,
treated; right tfc ry 25, trees W end, lights PCL (NSTD) Lights:
123.0 (5 clicks in 5 sec, low intensity). Obstructions:
wildlife in vcnty a.m. & p.m. Fees: hangar, tiedown.
FSS: Saint Louis 122.2, 122.65. Com freq: UNICOM
123.0; CTAF 122.9. Charts: St. Louis. Transportation:
in Doniphan and Ripley County travel U.S. Highways 160, 142 and
21 and Missouri Hwy. Y. It is 22miles to the nearest four-lane thoroughfare
and 80 miles to the nearest interstate interchange.
Doniphan Municipal Airport, with a 3,000-foot runway, is seven miles
outside the city. The nearest commercial airport is Cape Girardeau
Airport, 105 miles east.
have a choice of four local financial institutions. U.S. Bank, Peoples
Community State Bank, Southern Missouri Bank and Trust, and the
Bank of Grandin. Folks in Doniphan get their news from the weekly
newspaper and a local radio station.
residents worship at either the Catholic Church or one of the 11
Protestant churches. Visitors to the area have a choice of three
hotels/motels. There are also two shopping centers in town and a
public library. Within a 20-mile radius,
there is a country club, a private golf course, and four public
River is the nearest public access stream. Residents and tourists
enjoy camping, fishing, hiking/fitness/ nature trails, motor boating,
canoe and tube floating, swimming, and water skiing. Average temperatures
for Doniphan range from 18 degrees Fahrenheit in January to 91 degrees
Fahrenheit in July. The area sees an average rainfall of 45 inches
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 Doniphan in the
Eighth Congressional District.