Utility & Telecommunication Providers
Water: Shelby County Rural Water
Gas: MidAmerican Energy Company
Electricity: MidAmerican Energy Company
Internet: Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company
Cellular: Cellular One, Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company, and Verizon
Rail: Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Rail Service
Mayor and City Council
City Zoning? Yes
Shelby County Sheriff’s Department
Harlan Community Schools (PreK-12)
Shelby County Catholic Schools (PreK-8)
Portsmouth is home to a variety of businesses. The largest is Leinen, Inc. a fertilizer and farm chemical company. Others include Shelby County State Bank branch office, G & R Feed & Grain, and Club 191 – a well-known restaurant and supper club.
See Labor and Business for a full list by category.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church – on the tour of the German Villages.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Originally built in 1890 of locally made bricks, it was destroyed by a tornado in 1940. The new church was constructed in Romanesque style in 1951 and included the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine. Construction materials include Ozark stone, Tennessee flagstone, and Carrara marble statues imported from Italy.
St. Mary’s Parish Picnic
Held annually in June to celebrate the Church and Community.