City offices - 127 N. Main
hospitals - 50 mi. in Poplar Bluff
Piedmont Family Clinic
public High School
private High School
Sam A. Baker State Park at Patterson,
Out of a 5,693-person workforce in Wayne County, 5,261 are employed. The unemployment rate is 7.6 percent as of 2015 with 432 out of work. The average hourly wage for the county is $10.99. Piedmont is proud to be
the home of McAllister Software, Specialty Brands, Nu-Dell Plastics,
and Corlair Corporation. The county's other major employers include
Clearwater Schools, which employs 163; Piedmont Schools, with 130
employees; Wal-Mart in Piedmont, 73 associates; Windsor Foods,
185; and Ralph's Supermarket, with 54 workers. The Piedmont
Chamber of Commerce serves local businesses and industries and can
be reached at www.piedmontchamber.com.
Muncipal Airport (MO9). Location: 2 mi. SW of city.
Coordinates: N37-07.60; W090-42.77. Mag var: 2E.
Navaids: FAM 126.96.36.199. Telephone: 573/223-4114,
573/223-4300, 573/223-2560. Fax: 573/223-4052. Hours:
6:30 am to 3:30 pm wkdays; ireg wkends. Elevation: 467.
Pattern altitudes: 1267 MSL all aircraft. Runways:
3-21 3,300 x 60, asphalt rfsc; right tfc ry 3, treas ea end,
lights PCL. Lights: aft 2 am, 122.8 (5 clicks in 5 sec,
med intensity); beacon. Fees: hangar. FSS: Saint
Louis 122.65, 122.2. Com freq: UNICOM/CTAF 122.8. Charts:
Kansas City; L21. Taxis: Piedmont 573/223-2719. Notes:
RC models, ultralights.
River Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Fredericktown, provides
electric power for Piedmont. Natural gas is obtained from Atmos Gas in Louisville, KY. The city offers both sewer and water services
for its residents, with the Black River as the source of its water.
The city has a plant and storage capacity of 627,000 gallons. Peak
consumption is 550,000 gallons a day. The city's force main-3 cell
lagoon sewer system has a capacity of 1,000,000 gallons. Telephone
service is provided by Windstream. Residents and businesses obtain internet
service from Windstream, from a local internet service provider in Poplar Bluff, and
one in Piedmont.
are two clinics in Piedmont. Residents travel 35 miles for more
involved health care.
Highways 49 and 34 and County Roads HH and B serve as the main thoroughfares
for Piedmont travelers. It is 35 miles to the nearest four-lane
highway, and Interstate 55 is 65 miles east. The city has its own
airport, with a 3,300-foot paved and lighted runway. Private aircraft
storage, fuel, and air freight service are available at the Piedmont
Memorial Airport. Cape Girardeau Regional Airport is the closest
commercial airport at 85 miles east. Union Pacific is the commercial
railroad serving Piedmont.
children attend public elementary, middle, and high school in town.
There are also a private elementary and high school available to
Piedmont students. The nearest public community college, Three Rivers
College, is located in Poplar Bluff and boasts an annual enrollment
of 4,500. Poplar Bluff 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, 2011, enrollment
for the university was 11,100 students.
are nine Protestant churches and one Catholic church serving the
community's spiritual needs. Residents keep up with local news through
the weekly hometown newspaper and radio station. Cable television
is available to the area residents. There is a motel in Piedmont,
and a public library. Within a 20-mile radius, locals can enjoy
a country club, public golf course, four public parks, and two tennis
courts. Clearwater Youth Center, a source of pride for the community,
is available for a variety of activities.
the beautiful scenery of the area, Clearwater Lake and Sam A. Baker
State Park are nearby. Young and old can enjoy camping, fishing,
hiking/fitness/nature trails, and swimming. Annual rainfall for
the area averages 46 inches a year.
community is part of the 144th Missouri State Representative District
represented by Paul Fitzwater (R) and the 27th State Senatorial District
Representative Wayne Wallingford (R). Representative Jason Smith (R)
represents Piedmont in the Eighth United States Congressional District.