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Cass County Missouri

Cass County
is a situated in U.S. state
of Kansas.
The county’s population in 2012 was 99,478. The county seat is Harrisonville
that was named after Hon. A.G. Harrison of Callway.  The county was incorporated in 1835 as “Van
Buren County and was then named as Cass
County
in 1848 in honor
of Michigan Senator and presidential candidate Lewis Cass.

The county is rich of heritage and
opportunity. The goal of Cass
County
is to serve the
citizens and generate a brighter tomorrow for future generations. From large
scale suburbs to rural hometown cities the County present visitors and guests a
variety of cultural backdrops. Welcome to Cass
County
, Missouri
.


Archie, Missouri

Quick Facts

Population: 890 – year 2000

Zip code: 64725

Where to go: Blackberry Trails Golf
Course and Our Doll and Craft Cupboard

Archie is a city in Cass
County
, Missouri
with
890 inhabitants according to 2000 census.

The town was established in 1880, being platted in July of the
year; the town owes its survival to the railroad that was being built through
the middle of Cass
County
. The Archie Town
Company and R.T. Railey, was then an agent for the Missouri Pacific Railroad,
sold lots through their trustee, William H. Barett. The railroad
superintendent, H.C. Talmage, termed the depot and town for his youngest son,
Archie Talmage.

A meteorite fell near Archie on August
10, 1932 that acquired national attention. A fragment of the said meteorite was
placed on display in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC.
The name of the meteor is “Archie”.

Archie host a yearly tractor pull
in September that is now at its 28th year. Archie also commemorates the longest
running high school basketball tournament in the state that is almost on its
80th year.


Belton, Missouri

Quick Facts

Population: 24,802 – year 2000

Zip code: 64012

Where to go: Plaza and Hallmark’s Crown
Center
and Ozark lake
region

Belton is a city that belongs in Cass County, Missouri and also a part of the Kansas City metro area. The City has a population of 24,802 according to 2000 census.

George W. Scott and William H. Colbern bought about 80 acres of land on August 13, 1869 from Kentucky. Scott and Colbern files a plat for the 80 acres in December of 1871 and the new town was called “Belton.”  In 1872, the town was incorporated. The town’s name originated in one of Scott’s close friends, Captain Marcus Lindsey Belt who help Scott survey the land.

Belton offers a wide variety of activities for families and visitors. The town is located minutes away from the finest social and recreational facilities Kansas City has to offer. Facilities like Kansas City Royal Baseball Club, the Kansas City Chiefs Football team, theaters, ballet, river boats, the well known Plaza and Hallmark’s Crown Center, Bartle Hall and Kemper Arena.  Just two hours away from Belton, you can visit the Ozark lakes region.

In Belton, you can get pleasure from the charm of a small town and still have all the facilities of the big city just minutes away.

 

Harrisonville, Missouri

Quick Facts

Population: 10,019

Zip code: 64701

Where to go: Lord’s Park, Harrisonville Trap & Skeet
Range

The City of Harrisonville
has its beginnings in 1830 as dwellers from Kentucky,
Virginia and Tennessee moved towards west, attracted by
the rich farmland and abundant streams and rivers. The portion of Western
Missouri is known as Van Buren County and soon renamed as Cass County
in 1849.

In 1851, Harrisonville was incorporated after the unsuccessful attempt in 1845. The town’s first mayor was S.G. “Squire” Allen H.W. Younger, father of the infamous Cole Younger was voted mayor in 1859. The very first town’s newspaper was The Cass County Gazette by Nathan Millington in 1854 and renamed the Western Democrat in 1856.

With historic county seat of Cass County, almost 45 minutes south of metro Kansas City, Missouri is popular for successfully preserving its rich history at the same time creating brighter future that embodies development and economic stability.

Harrisonville is at present has over 400 acres of park land in 11 parks. The city is building a comprehensive master plan for the recreation system and parks.

Pleasant Hill, Kansas

 

Quick Facts

Population: 5,582(2000)

Zip code: 64080

Where to go: Country Creek Golf Club &
Pleasant Hill Historical Society

Pleasant Hill witnessed the arrival of the first
settlers in the area in 1828 and all of Cass County
and eventually called Van Buren County. In 1844 Pleasant Hill became a village with roughly 40
inhabitants. The Old
Town
existed along No. 7
Highway from the cemetery to Maple
Lane
.

Pleasant Hills
draws residents who are looking a peaceful environment in the country with all
the possible benefits of the city close at hand. City growth has roughly
doubled in over 30 years with a biggest burst over the last years. Families magnetized
to the area where a essence of neighborhood exists, offering a firm network of
support from caring people. Country living and a laid back ambiance also
invites residents, as rural area scattered with newly constructed homes on
small acreages.

The
community is composed of mostly middle class families and majority is supported
by two working parents. Manufacturing, public sector, service and agricultural
sector opportunities offer local jobs for an estimate of 2,000 people. Many of Pleasant Hill’s families
use the district-managed before and after-school Child Care Program.


Peculiar, Missouri

Quick Facts

Population:  2,604 (2000)

Zip code: 64078

Where to go: Homemaker’s
Gift Shop & Peculiar Thrift Shop

Peculiar, Missouri is only just a name. The name which
has outshined its rich and colorful history however this peculiar name has
somehow set apart persons related with it, making chemistry, within them which
creates them very significant to each other.

Robert Cass
County surveyor surveyed the town of Peculiar into lots,
blocks and streets in July 29, 1868. This certified plat was registered as “The
Town of Peculiar”.

For many years, Peculiar has been Peculiar,
few old time citizens hating the name, however most being fiercely proud of its
peculiarity. At one time it was recommended that more tourists should be drawn
and items such as post cards with a Peculiar postmark, could be sent to their
families back home. Coffee cups, and souvenir items such as t-shirts and caps
with printed words “I’ve been to Peculiar.” These items are around today marketing
Peculiar; however the old items are true treasures.

Peculiar is diverse from a hundred other
small towns. Railroads being modified to facilitate increased traffic and
railroads no longer desired as in the past, small towns were being left behind.
Today the city evolves and experiencing overcrowding; the suburbs with bigger
land, trees, better school systems quality, recreational facilities and close
bind atmosphere; small towns are becoming more tempting and are growing at a
shocking rate.