Kearney, Missouri

related topics
{city, population, household}
{household, population, female}
{build, building, house}
{area, part, region}
{land, century, early}
{specie, animal, plant}
{son, year, death}
{black, white, people}
{day, year, event}
{company, market, business}
{town, population, incorporate}

Kearney (pronounced /ˈkɑrni/) is a city in Clay County, Missouri, United States. The population was estimated to be 8,599 in 2008[3]. It is most famous for being the birthplace of Jesse James, and there is an annual festival in the third weekend of September to recognize the notorious outlaw.[4]

Kearney was unofficially founded in the spring of 1856 by David T. Duncan and W. R. Cave, and was originally called Centerville. Centerville was composed of what is now the southeastern portion of the town. In 1867, John Lawrence began laying out plans for another small settlement around the newly established Kansas City and Cameron Railroad subsidiary of the Hannibal and Saint Joseph Railroad which was to build the Hannibal Bridge establishing Kansas City, Missouri as the dominant city in the region. The president of the railroad was Charles E. Kearney (although there is speculation that it was named after Kearney, Nebraska). The railroad still operates as the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway. As they grew, the two settlements of Centerville and Kearney were effectively merged, and the town of Kearney, Missouri was officially incorporated in 1869.[5]



Kearney is located at 39°21′57″N 94°21′37″W / 39.36583°N 94.36028°W / 39.36583; -94.36028 (39.365845, -94.360239)[6]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17.0 km²), all of it land, with the occasional lake here and there.


Full article ▸

related documents
Forada, Minnesota
Zilwaukee, Michigan
Union Gap, Washington
Geneva, Nebraska
Sheldon, Iowa
Shafer, Minnesota
West Union, Iowa
Knox, Indiana
Polk City, Iowa
Long Creek, Oregon
Bayport, Minnesota
Ortonville, Minnesota
Torrington, Wyoming
Mitchellville, Iowa
Thomson, Minnesota
Garrison, Minnesota
St. Joseph, Minnesota
Albertville, Minnesota
Pateros, Washington
Ashby, Minnesota
Mapleview, Minnesota
Graham, Georgia
Veneta, Oregon
Romney, West Virginia
Wadena, Minnesota
Breckenridge, Minnesota
Blooming Prairie, Minnesota
Union City, Indiana
Hinesville, Georgia
Alpine, Texas