Introduction to Chillicothe, Missouri
Chillicothe, Missouri, in Livingston county, is located 67 miles NE of Independence, Missouri and 72 miles NE of Kansas City, Missouri. As of the year 2000 census, 8,968 people resided in Chillicothe.
Chillicothe is a Shawnee word meaning "a big town." This city was incorporated by an act of the General Assembly in 1855. It was chosen as the county seat of Livingston County in 1838. Livingston County was settled by emigrants from older nearby counties and people from Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio.
Chillicothe and nearby Attractions
- Grandriver Historical Society Museum
- Simpson Park
- Chillicothe Aquatic Center
- Pershing State Park
Things To Do In Chillicothe
Mills Park, Danner Park and Simpson Park are the local parks. The Grandriver Historical Society Museum is a popular destination for those interested in history. The Green Hill Golf Course is the local golf course. The Freedom Run and Festival and the Festival of Lights are celebrated by the city every year.
Kansas City International is the nearest major airport.
Chillicothe Higher Education
Local colleges and universities include North Central Missouri College, Central Methodist University, Missouri Valley College and William Jewell College.