Introduction to Liberty, Missouri
Liberty, Missouri, in Clay county, is located 10 miles N of Independence, Missouri and 13 miles NE of Kansas City, Missouri. The people of the city are in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Liberty has a population of 26,232.
Liberty was first settled by Europeans in 1822. In the same year, it also became the county seat of Clay County, which was created on January 2, 1822. A law office was established by David Rice Atchison in the city in 1830. The city is home to William Jewell College, which was founded in 1849. It is the site of the Battle of Liberty, which took place in September of 1861. Liberty was incorporated in 1829.
Liberty and nearby Attractions
- Thompson Nature Sanctuary
- Clay County Historical Museum
- Jesse James Bank Museum
- Worlds of Fun Amusement Park
- Westboro/Canterbury Greenway
- Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site
Things To Do In Liberty
Local parks include Moore Park and Bennett Park. The Claycrest Golf Course is the local golf course. The city is also home to Hendron Lake, the Dd Fellows Home Lake and Holly Lake. The Clay County Museum, the Shoal Creek Living History Museum and the Jesse James Bank Museum are all accessible from Liberty as well.
Kansas City International is the nearest major airport.
Liberty Higher Education
William Jewell College is located in Liberty. Others nearby include Metropolitan Community College and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.