The Ozarks

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Ozark Highlands; Ozark Mountains; Ozark Plateaus
View of the Ozarks from the Buffalo National River, Newton County, Arkansas
Highest point
Peak Buffalo Lookout
Elevation 2,561 ft (781 m)
Country United States
State/Province Arkansas
Range coordinates 37°10′N 92°30′W / 37.167°N 92.500°W / 37.167; -92.500
Period Paleozoic to Proterozoic
Elevation map of the Ozarks

The Ozarks (also referred to as, the Ozark Mountains or the Ozark Plateau) are a physiographic, geologic, and cultural highland region of the central United States. It covers much of the south half of Missouri and an large portion of northwest and North central Arkansas. The region also goes westward into northeast Oklahoma and extreme southeast Kansas. The name Ozarks comes from the French Aux Arcs. The name means "with bows" and was given by an early French explorer to the Bow Indians (Quapaw).[1] They were native to the area that later became Arkansas.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ozark-St. Francis National Forest; Forest Information". United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014.