|City of Liberty, Missouri|
Location in the state of Missouri and in Clay County
|- Mayor||Robert Steinkamp|
|- Total||28. Missouri ( or) is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States bordered by Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee Clay County is a County located in the US state of Missouri. As of 2000 the population was 184006 Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The political units and divisions of the United States include The 50 states (four of these being officially styled as Commonwealths) which are typically Missouri ( or) is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States bordered by Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee Missouri has 114 counties and one Independent city. St Louis City is separate from St Clay County is a County located in the US state of Missouri. As of 2000 the population was 184006 A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 9 sq mi (74. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 8 km²)|
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|Elevation||886 ft (270 m)|
|- Density||1,056. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 6/sq mi (407. 5/km²)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
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|ZIP codes||64068, 64069, 64087|
|GNIS feature ID||0730132|
Liberty is a city in Clay County, Missouri and is a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving Areas using UTC−6 Single zone countries Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Daylight saving time ( DST The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Area Code 816 is an Area code in the state of Missouri that covers the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and the city of St Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout Clay County is a County located in the US state of Missouri. As of 2000 the population was 184006 Kansas City Missouri only Items for the metro area Kansas City Kansas or North Kansas City MO should go on their respective pages At the 2000 census the city population was 26,232. It is the county seat of Clay County. A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. Clay County is a County located in the US state of Missouri. As of 2000 the population was 184006 Liberty is also home to William Jewell College. William Jewell College is a private four-year liberal arts college of 1274 undergraduate students located in Liberty Missouri, U
Liberty was settled in 1822, and shortly later became the county seat of Clay County.
In 1830, David Rice Atchison established a law office in Liberty. David Rice Atchison (August 11 1807 &ndash January 26 1886 was a mid-19th century Democratic United States Senator from Missouri. He was joined three years later by colleague Alexander William Doniphan. Alexander William Doniphan ( July 9, 1808 &ndash August 8, 1887) was a noted 19th century American politician and soldier The two argued cases defending the rights of Mormon settlers in Jackson County, served Northwest Missouri in Missouri's General Assembly, and labored for the addition of the Platte Purchase to Missouri's boundaries. Jackson County is a County located in the US state of Missouri. The Platte Purchase in 1836 added to the state of Missouri, making up its northwest corner In October 1838, the two were ordered by Governor Lilburn Boggs to arrest Mormon prophet Joseph Smith Jr. at the Far West settlement in Caldwell County. Lilburn Williams Boggs ( December 14, 1796 March 14, 1860) was the Governor of Missouri from 1836 to 1840 Far West Missouri, was a Latter Day Saint ( Mormon) settlement in Caldwell County Missouri. Caldwell County is a County located in the US state of Missouri. Immediately after the conclusion of the Mormon War, Smith and other Mormon leaders were incarcerated at the Liberty Jail for the winter as Doniphan labored for a quicker trial date. Liberty Jail is a former jail in Liberty Missouri, USA where Joseph Smith Jr Although Doniphan led a force of Missouri volunteers ordered to capture the leaders, he defended Joseph Smith in trial and won him a change in venue. While en route to their new venue, Smith and his followers escaped and left Missouri for the new Mormon settlement in Nauvoo, Illinois. There is also a Nauvoo Alabama, and a Nauvoo Pennsylvania Nauvoo ( is a small city in Hancock County, Illinois
Atchison relocated to Plattsburg in Clinton County, as Doniphan continued to make his name in Liberty. Plattsburg is a city in Clinton County, Missouri, along the Little Platte River. Clinton County is a County located in the US state of Missouri. Doniphan would join a company of Clay County men and command the 1st Missouri Mounted Volunteers Regiment during the Mexican-American War. The wartime fervor was covered by the Liberty Tribune, founded in April 1846.
In 1849, Liberty became the home of William Jewell College. William Jewell College is a private four-year liberal arts college of 1274 undergraduate students located in Liberty Missouri, U
During the Civil War, sympathies for the Confederacy were prevalent in Liberty. Causes of the war See also Origins of the American Civil War, Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War The coexistence of a slave-owning South The Confederate States of America (also called the Confederacy, the Confederate States, and CSA) formed as the government set up from 1861 In the 1860 Presidential Election, no votes in Clay County went to Abraham Lincoln. The United States presidential election of 1860 set the stage for the American Civil War. Abraham Lincoln (February 12 1809 &ndash April 15 1865 the sixteenth President of the United States, successfully led his country through its greatest internal
A few days after the firing on Fort Sumter a Confederate mob seized the Liberty Arsenal disrupting Missouri's plans to remain with the Union but neutral. Fort Sumter, a Third System masonry coastal fortification located in Charleston harbor South Carolina, was named after General Thomas Sumter The Liberty Arsenal was an United States Army Arsenal at Liberty Missouri in Clay County Missouri, that was seized by Confederate The Missouri Constitutional Convention (1861-63 was a constitutional convention in the American Civil War that decided that Missouri stay in the Union The seizure, which was the first skirmish in the state during the war, eventually led to the eviction of Missouri's elected governor has sometimes been called "Missouri's Fort Sumter"
In September 1861 in the Battle of Liberty Union troops unsuccessfully attempted to stop Confederate sympathizers led by Atchison from crossing the Missouri River to reinforce Confederate position in the Battle of Lexington I. The Battle of Liberty (also known as the Battle of Blue Mills Landing or the Battle of Blue Mills) was a battle of the American Civil War that took place The First Battle of Lexington also known as the Battle of the Hemp Bales was an engagement of the American Civil War, occurring from September 13 There were 126 casualties. William Jewell was turned into a Union hospital and the Union buried their dead on the campus.
Liberty was to also see action in the August 1862 siege of Independence. Independence is a city in Jackson County in the US state of Missouri, and the fourth largest city in the state
Southern sentiment remained in the city long after the Civil War—city hall reportedly refused to fly the United States Flag until the start of World War I. Flags of the United States The Flag of the United States of America consists of 13 equal horizontal stripes of Red (top and bottom alternating World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All
Liberty was the site of the first daytime bank robbery in the United States during peacetime, on February 13, 1866 at the Clay County Savings Association. Events 1258 - Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed Year 1866 ( MDCCCLXVI) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The Clay County Savings Association in Liberty Missouri was the scene of the first daylight Bank robbery which is believed to have been conducted on February The gang led by Jesse James was purportedly responsible for the robbery and death of one William Jewell student. Jesse Woodson James (September 5 1847—April 3 1882 was an American Outlaw in the border state of Missouri and the most famous member of the
Education opportunities blossomed in the latter half of the 19th century. Liberty High School was chartered in 1890, the county's oldest four-year institution. Liberty High School is a three-year High school for grades 10-12 located in Liberty Missouri. Liberty Ladies College opened on a hill due west of Jewell that same year. The school burned down in 1913, resulting in its merger with Jewell. Liberty also housed many privately owned boarding schools. At one operated by Professor Love, a complacent student named Carrie Nation was driven to tears when she was unable to formulate an argument for a class debate concerning animal sentience. Sentience is the ability to feel or perceive subjectively. It is an important concept in the philosophy of Animal rights, in buddhist philosophy and in
Also in 1913, Liberty was connected to Kansas City by way of the Interurban rail system. Kansas City Missouri only Items for the metro area Kansas City Kansas or North Kansas City MO should go on their respective pages The Kansas City Clay County and St Joseph Railway was an electrified Interurban railway that ran between Kansas City Missouri, and St Transportation links between the growing metropolis and Liberty increased with the addition of State Route 10 in 1922 and its conversion to U.S. Route 69 in 1926. US Route 69 is a north-south United States highway. When it was first created it was only long but it has since been expanded into a Minnesota to Texas The electric railway ceased operations in 1933. The addition of Interstate 35 in the 1960s along portions of US 69 brought new expansion to Liberty, creating car-filled suburban neighborhoods oriented toward Kansas City. See also Interstate 35 In the US state of Missouri, Interstate 35 runs north-northeast from Kansas City towards Des
William Jewell was the NFL Training Camp for the Kansas City Chiefs until 1991. In the National Football League, NFL Training Camp refers to the time before the season commences The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City Missouri.
On May 4, 2003, a "high end" F2 tornado that was part of the May 2003 tornado outbreak sequence struck the downtown and William Jewell campus heavily damaging numerous buildings Although damage is estimated at between $15 and $20 million, nobody at the school was killed or injured. The May 2003 Tornado Outbreak Sequence in the United States was a series of tornado outbreaks that occurred from May 3 to May 11, 2003. Classes resumed in the fall.
Liberty is among the largest suburbs of Kansas City. The city limits of Kansas City touch the western and southern borders of Liberty. Some businesses formerly in Liberty moved across I-35 to Kansas City, lured by tax abatements and room for expansion. Liberty is redeveloping the Liberty Triangle, an 88 acre (360,000 m²) parcel bound by I-35 and Routes 152 and 291. Route 152 is a highway in the northern Kansas City Missouri area Route 291 is a highway in western Missouri. Once designated as U Liberty proposed annexing three unincorporated areas in 2005/2006. The first two went to a vote in 2006 and one was approved. A third area is expected to be put on the ballot in the near future and would more than double the city in size. All three areas would increase out the city boundaries to the school district boundaries.
Major employers in Liberty include the Hallmark distribution warehouse. Hallmark Cards is a privately owned American company based in Kansas City Missouri. Liberty is also home to the operations headquarters for Ferrellgas, the largest retail provider of propane in the United States. Ferrellgas LLC ( is an American supplier of Propane. Ferrellgas has corporate operations in the Kansas City suburbs of Liberty Missouri
The Liberty Public School District serves Liberty, Glenaire, along with portions of Kansas City and unincorporated Clay County. Glenaire is a city in Clay County, Missouri, United States. The population was 553 at the 2000 census Its schools (9 elementary, 2 middle, 2 junior high, 1 senior high (with an additional senior high, junior high, and middle school planned)) have ranked among the best in Missouri in recent years, with achievement of multiple athletic and academic state titles and championships in recent years as well as high-performance district honors from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Liberty is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 28. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 9 square miles (74. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 8 km²). Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 74. 6 km² (28. 8²) of it is land and 0. 1 square miles (0. 2 km²) of it (0. 22%) is water.(39. 240852, -94. 426502)
As of the census of 2000, there were 26,232 people, 9,511 households, and 6,943 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 973. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 3 people per square mile (375. 8/km²). There were 9,973 housing units at an average density of 370. 0/sq mi (142. 9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93. 75% White, 2. 59% African American, 0. 40% Native American, 0. 61% Asian, 0. 06% Pacific Islander, 0. 99% from other races, and 1. 59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2. 68% of the population.
There were 9,511 households out of which 38. 9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59. 2% were married couples living together, 10. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27. 0% were non-families. 22. 4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7. 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 62 and the average family size was 3. 08.
In the city the population was spread out with 27. 6% under the age of 18, 10. 4% from 18 to 24, 30. 2% from 25 to 44, 21. 5% from 45 to 64, and 10. 4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 91. 9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89. 6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $52,745, and the median income for a family was $61,273. Males had a median income of $41,713 versus $28,516 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,415. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 3. 8% of families and 5. 0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 1% of those under age 18 and 6. 1% of those age 65 or over.