Hannibal is located in the northeast corner of the state, on the banks of the Mississippi River. Hannibal is the Marion County seat, and is best known for being the hometown of Mark Twain and the inspiration for and setting of many of his stories. Hannibal’s population was estimated to be 17,432 in 2008.

Downtown Hannibal features many historic buildings and fantastic views and access to the Mississippi River. Much of this historic river town remains intact, including Mark Twain’s boyhood home and other significant historic properties.

Selected as a 2006 DREAM community, Downtown Hannibal has had some significant successes recently including:

  • Creating the Downtown Hannibal Development Corporation which will spearhead downtown revitalization efforts
  • Restoring the historic Mark Twain Hotel into senior living apartments
  • Development of a new state-of-the-art 8-screen movie theatre with a historic facade in the heart of Downtown
  • Utilizing the Home Repair Opportunity (HeRO) program from the Missouri Housing Development Commission for qualifying residential properties
  • Rehabilitating numerous historic downtown buildings using state and federal tax credits
  • Restoring Clemens Baseball field in downtown and recruiting a minor league baseball team