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HISTORY OF IVY BEND
The road to Ivy Bend is unique and has an interesting history. At one time, the area known as Ivy Bend was a thriving farm community. Settlers came to the rolling hills of central Missouri, saw the rich bottom land and built their homes.
The name Ivy Bend comes from Col. Ivy, a man who supposedly brought his slaves from Kentucky to work his farm. Ivy owned the big end of the Bend before the government took the land over. Many families lived just outside of the Bend along a wagon trail that eventually became Lake Road 135-12, and later Ivy Bend Road.
In 1929, Union Electric went into the farming region of the Bend, wanting to create a source of power: a man-made lake. Families like Ivy's sold the bottom land to Union Electric. Their farmland was to go under water. The farmers moved away and Union Electric backed up the waters of the Niangua and Osage rivers.
The Lake was full in 1931, Ivy Bend became a thumb of land, 3 miles long and 2 miles wide, surrounded by water. Those who now populate the Bend are different than the earlier settlers. What had been a farming community became a lake community with resorts and other commercial features. Many of those who presently live in the Ivy Bend area are from cities such as Kansas City and St. Louis. In the early years most of the property owners were "weekenders" as some still are today. Ivy Bend, a peninsula formed by the Lake of the Ozarks, is in the southwest corner of Morgan County and is surrounded almost completely by water.
Children who live in the Ivy Bend area attend Morgan County R-1 school in Stover, MO.
Ivy bend Amenities and features include: Free access to boat ramps, a swim beach, restaurants, churches, convenience stores, a hardware store, marinas, and boat storage. The Missouri Conservation Access, located in Ivy Bend, has a handicapped accessible covered dock for fishing, a double concrete ramp, restrooms, free parking, and dusk-to-dawn lighting, as well as a handsome appearance.
For those unfortunate, un-foreseen circumstances, Ivy Bend has a well equipped Volunteer Fire Department, a Mid-Mo ambulance Station with trained first responders and two helicopter pads.
FISHING is superb considering Iv Bend was named SPOONBILL capital of the Lake of the Ozarks in "Missouri Conservation Magazine" .
Lake of the Ozarks is a fantastic travel destination for family and friends and a great place to call home year-round!
We have reasonable pricing and workable terms. We have that “small town” feeling within our community.
If you're looking for affordable property at the Lake, there is no better choice than the Ivy Bend Land Office. We have been providing quality property at the Lake of the Ozarks since 1967.
With several year's of experience, The friendly faces at the Ivy Bend Land Office have helped people to own their very own piece of the Ozarks and YOU can be next! So come on down and see us today!