Introduction to Grain Valley, Missouri
Grain Valley, Missouri, in Jackson county, is located 12 miles SE of Independence, Missouri (center to center) and is 21 miles E of Kansas City, Missouri. The people of the city are in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Grain Valley History
Grain Valley was originally inhabited by the Osage Indian tribe. The early white settlers came from Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky. The city was founded on September 5, 1878. Due to the abundance of grain, the city was named Grain Valley. The Christian Church was the first church of the area, which was established in 1883. In its initial year, Grain Valley was a small farming community. The city was incorporated in 1945.
Grain Valley and nearby Attractions
- Missouri Town 1855
- George Owens Nature Park
- National Frontier Trails Museum
- Harry S. Truman National Historic Site
- Kansas City Museum
- Watkins Mill State Park
Things To Do In Grain Valley
Grain Valley provides easy access to a number of historical sites and museums including the Harry S. Truman Farm Home, Pleasant Hill Historical Society Museum, Walt Disney House and Garage, Fort Osage, and National Frontier Trails Museum. One can also plan a trip to the Watkins Mill State Park, which offers several recreational facilities. Apart from these, the city hosts the Valley Fair Daze every year in the month of September.
Grain Valley Transportation
East Kansas City Airport is close by.
Grain Valley Higher Education
Metropolitan Community College, Devry Institute of Technology, and University of Missouri-Kansas City are the centers of higher education.