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Jackson County, Missouri

64050, 64052, 64053, 64055, 64056, 64057, 64058

Queen City of the Trails
Where the Trails Start and the Buck Stops

Page Contents for Independence, Missouri

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Missouri state capital is Jefferson City.
The population of Independence is approximately 116,000 (1996), 116830 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 48,262 (1990), 48742 (2010).
The amount of land area in Independence is 202.522 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Independence is 78 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.326 sq kilometers.
The distance from Independence to Washington DC is 983 miles.
The distance to the Missouri state capital is 127 miles. (as the crow flies)
Independence is positioned 39.08 degrees north of the equator and 94.35 degrees west of the prime meridian.


near Kansas City in western Missouri. Here is a map page for Independence.
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History & History Related Items

First incorporated on 7 May 1832, Independence was granted a new incorporation on 8 March 1849. The first mayor was William McCoy.

Here is a history page for Independence.
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The founding of Independence


The incorporation of Independence

1849, March 8


Jail Museum-1859
217 N Main St
Independence, MO 64050-2804
Phone: 816-252-1892

National Frontier Trails Center
318 W Pacific Ave
Independence, MO 64050-4372
Phone: 816-325-7575

Truman Library
500 W. US Hwy. 24.
Independence MO 64050
Phone: 816-833-1400
Toll-free: 1-800-833-1225
Fax: 816-833-4368


Harry S. Truman

33rd President of the United States of America
born in Lamar Missouri on May 8, 1884. Grew up in Independence and Kansas City. He later retired back to Independence where both he and his wife, Bess, died years later. The Truman Library is located here.
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Independence City Government

City of Independence
111 E. Maple Ave
Independence, MO 64050
Phone: (816) 325-7000

Independence has a City Council/City Manager form of government.

Independence Department of Tourism

Independence Chamber

Independence Chamber of Commerce
210 W. Truman Road
Independence, MO 64051
Phone: 816 252-4745
Fax 816 252-4917

Independence Organizations

Independence Chamber of Commerce
210 W. Truman Road
Independence, MO 64051
Phone: 816 252-4745
Fax 816 252-4917

Independence Libraries

Harry S Truman Library
W US Highway 24 At N Delaware St
Independence, MO 64050
Phone: 816-833-1225

Libraries Public
11401 E 23rd St S
Independence, MO 64052-3627
Phone: 816-254-2566

Independence Schools

Fort Osage School District
2101 N Twyman Rd
Independence, MO 64058-3200
Phone: 816-650-6131

Independence School District
1231 S. Windsor
Independence, MO 64055
Phone: (816) 521-2700

Tri-City Christian School
4500 Litle Blue Parkway
Independence, Missouri 64057
Phone: (816) 795-1088
Serving families of the Kansas City area since 1972, Tri-City Christian School offers preschool, kingergarten, and grades 1-12. Before and after school child care is available. Our mission statement states that Tri-City Christian School seeks to form a partnership with parents to cultivate Christlike young people spiritually, academically, physically, and socially. Please call for more information about the educational opportunities available at Tri-City Christian School.


Columbia College
3800 S Elizabeth St
Independence, MO 64057-2650
Phone: 816-795-1515

Friends University
3720 Arrowhead Ave
Independence, MO 64057-2680
Phone: 816-795-7872

Graceland College
221 W Lexington Ave
Independence, MO 64050-3707
Phone: 816-833-0524

Independence College
815 W 23rd St S
Independence, MO 64055-1105
Phone: 816-252-4247

International Academy-Science
26900 E Pink Hill Rd
Independence, MO 64057-3284
Phone: 816-229-3800

The International University
1301 South Noland Road
Independence, Missouri, 64055
Phone: (816) 461-3633
Fax: (816) 461-3634

Park College Of Independence
2200 S State Route 291
Independence, MO 64057-1045
Phone: 816-252-9065

University Of Missouri
1507 S Noland Rd
Independence, MO 64055-1307
Phone: 816-252-5051 Independence


The population of Independence was:
1990 -112,301
1996 - 116,000+

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