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

The Missouri state capital is Jefferson City.

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

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Statistics & Facts

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.

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Independence location: near Kansas City in western Missouri. Here is a map page for Independence.

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History & History Related Items

Independence history:

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.
The founding of Independence: 1827
The incorporation date of Independence: 1849, March 8

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Independence attractions:

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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