Introduction to Belton, Missouri
Belton, Missouri, in Cass county, is located 14 miles SE of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center) and is 20 miles S of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is in the Kansas City area. There are 21,730 residents in Belton.
Shawnee Indians were the early settlers of this area. What is now known as the city of Belton was originally a government land of 80 acres which was purchased by George W. Scott and William H. Colbern in 1869. Scott and Colbern named the city "Belton" after their friend, Marcus Lindsey Belt, who helped them survey the land area, and the city was incorporated in 1872.
Belton and nearby Attractions
- Thomas Hart Benton Home & Studio
- Walt Disney House and Garage
- Hillsdale State Park
- Watkins Mill State Park
- Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
- Swan River Museum
Things To Do In Belton
The city of Belton offers easy access to several popular tourist attractions. The Watkins Mill State Park and the Hillsdale State Park are the two recreational parks which offer facilities for the enjoyment of a variety of sports and other activities. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Swan River Museum showcase interesting artifacts relating to the ancient history of the region. The Thomas Hart Benton Home & Studio and the Walt Disney House and Garage are among the other major attractions of Belton.
Facilities for air transportation are available at the Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport.
Belton Higher Education
The University of Kansas, University of Missouri, University of Saint Mary, and William Jewell College are some of the nearby higher education institutes.