Introduction to Harrisonville, Missouri
Harrisonville, Missouri, in Cass county, is located 28 miles SE of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center) and is 33 miles S of Kansas City, Missouri. Part of the surrounding Kansas City metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Harrisonville is home to approximately 8,946 residents.
The Dhegilha Indians were the original inhabitants of Harrisonville. The first American settler of the area was James Lackey. It was first settled in 1830. Humphrey Hunt, Dr. Joseph Hudspeth, and John Blythe are some of the other early settlers. The city was originally served by the Missouri Pacific and the Frisco Railroads. Harrisonville was named after a congressman called Albert G. Harrison. It is the county seat of Cass County, which was established in 1835.
Harrisonville and nearby Attractions
- Westchester Village Shopping Center
- Pleasant Hill Historical Society Museum
- Creemoor Golf Course
- Nance Museum
- Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site
- Hillsdale State Park
Things To Do In Harrisonville
There are several lakes in Harrisonville. Some of these include the City Lake, Lake Luna, and Hanesville Lake. One can enjoy shopping at the Westchester Village Shopping Center. The Creemoor Golf Course is an ideal destination for the golfers. One can also visit the Thomas Hart Benton Home & Studio, Shawnee Mission, and Walt Disney House and Garage. Harrisonville hosts the Living History Festival every year in the month of October.
Kansas City International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Harrisonville Higher Education
One can pursue higher education at Metropolitan Community College, University of Missouri - Kansas City, and Devry Institute of Technology.