The teeny tiny town of Turners just east of Springfield in Greene County has been nominated for the nonprofit Missouri Humanities’ Small Town Showcase.

Citizens can vote for Turners at this website: Voting ends on July 1.

The Small Town Showcase strives to highlight the uniqueness of small towns in Missouri and ensure they don’t go overlooked, overshadowed or underappreciated.

Turners, on State Highway D, is home to the historic Turners Station Mercantile shop and restaurant. The 133-year-old town is the only one in Greene County to be nominated for the award and is also the smallest with a population of three.

It will compete against 41 other nominations across the state for an opportunity to tell its story and market what it has to offer to a larger audience.

The top five voted communities will receive:

  • A three- to five-minute video about the community, shot on site
  • An hour-long podcast, roundtable-style
  • A feature in the MoHumanities bi-annual publication
  • A highlight reel shown during the nonprofit’s annual gala

More information about the award and showcase is at