|City of Kirksville, Missouri|
Location in the state of Missouri
|- Mayor||Martha Rowe|
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|- Water||0. 04 sq mi (0. 1 km²)|
|Elevation||981 ft (299 m)|
|- Total||17,057 (city proper)|
|- Density||1,624/sq mi (629/km²)|
|29014 (micropolitan area)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
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Kirksville is the county seat of Adair County, Missouri, United States. Adair County is a County located in the US state of Missouri. Missouri ( or) is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States bordered by Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee The United States of America —commonly referred to as the It is located in Benton Township. Benton Township is one of ten townships in Adair County, Missouri, USA. The population was 16,988 at the 2000 census. Kirksville also anchors a micropolitan area that comprises Adair and Schuyler counties. Table of United States Micropolitan Statistical Areas|Table of United States Core Based Statistical Areas United States Micropolitan Statistical Areas (µSA where the initial Greek letter Schuyler County is a County located in the US state of Missouri. The city is perhaps best known as the location of Truman State University and the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Truman State University is a public liberal arts and sciences University in Missouri and a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts The A T Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, located in Kirksville Missouri, is the founding institution of osteopathic medicine.
Kirksville is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 5 square miles (27. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 2 km²), of which, 10. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 5 square miles (27. 1 km²) of it is land and 0. 04 square miles (0. 1 km²) of it (0. 38%) is water.(40. 19368958, -92. 58285181)
As of the census of 2000, there were 16,988 people, 6,583 households, and 2,975 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. The population density was 1,624. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 0 people per square mile (627. 1/km²). There were 7,303 housing units at an average density of 698. 2/sq mi (269. 6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94. 38% White, 1. 73% African American, 0. 26% Native American, 1. 93% Asian, 0. 04% Pacific Islander, 0. 59% from other races, and 1. 07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1. 54% of the population.
There were 6,583 households out of which 20. 8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35. 1% were married couples living together, 7. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 54. 8% were non-families. 36. 9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11. 6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 16 and the average family size was 2. 83.
In the city the population was spread out with 15. 6% under the age of 18, 37. 6% from 18 to 24, 20. 5% from 25 to 44, 14. 4% from 45 to 64, and 12. 0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 82. 5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78. 5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $22,836, and the median income for a family was $36,772. Males had a median income of $26,776 versus $22,309 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,388. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 14. 4% of families and 30. 6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 7% of those under age 18 and 13. 1% of those age 65 or over.
The first permanent settlement in Adair County began in 1828. The year 1828 ( MDCCCXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap Most of the settlers were from Kentucky. A settler is a person who has migrated to an area and established permanent residence there often to colonize the area The Commonwealth of Kentucky ( is a state located in the East Central United States of America. This was twenty-five years after the Louisiana Purchase, seven years after Missouri was granted statehood, and four years after the Sac and Fox Indians surrendered their claims to the land. For the film see Louisiana Purchase (film. The Louisiana Purchase (French Vente de la Louisiane "Louisiana Sale" "Outagamie" redirects here For the Wisconsin county see Outagamie County Wisconsin. Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States The original settlement was called "Cabins of White Folks" or simply "The Cabins," and was located six miles west of present-day Kirksville, along the Chariton River. The Chariton River is a 280-mile long tributary to the Missouri River in southeast Iowa and northeast Missouri The area was named after John Adair who was governor of Kentucky at the time. John Adair ( January 9, 1757 May 19, 1840) was an American pioneer soldier and statesman The Village (now City) of Kirksville was established on a Pre-emption Grant (certificate no. 26406) of the North West Quarter of Section Nine in Township Sixty-Two, of Range Fifteen; in the District of Lands subject to sale at Fayette, Missouri. The Patent was issued under The Act of 26, May, 1824 and The Act of 24, April, 1820 on December 1, 1848. Events 800 - Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican Year 1848 ( MDCCCXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap This was based upon claim made by Jonathan Floyd Trustee Adair County Commissioners under the Acts above cited on December 25, 1846 and recorded at the Land Office in Boonville Missouri for the establishment of the County Seat. Events 274 - Roman Emperor Aurelian For the game see 1846 (board game. Year 1846 ( MDCCCXLVI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display Though selected in 1841 for the site of the Seat of Justice for Adair County, the Village of Kirksville dates from an Act, approved January 30th 1857 incorporating the Town. For the game see 1841 (board game. Year 1841 ( MDCCCXLI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link Click here for Indian Rebellion of 1857 Year 1857 ( MDCCCLVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the In 1841 the site was selected by Jefferson Collins, L. For the game see 1841 (board game. Year 1841 ( MDCCCXLI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link B. Mitchell, and Thomas Ferrell and a plat was established in 1842. Year 1842 ( MDCCCXLII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common In Violette's History of Adair County the town has been identified with Long Point and the apocryphal Hopkinsville. However, a small block-house is distinctly cited as being built in 1832 ("Goodspeed's" 1888 Illustrated History of Adair, Sullivan, Putnam and Schuyler Counties, Missouri on p236) "on the ridge at Long Point, just outside the city limits of Kirksville" and this is born out by the plat and land entries which show no settlements on the actual site until after its selection as the county seat.
According to tradition, Jesse Kirk, Kirksville’s first postmaster, shared a dinner of turkey and whisky with surveyors working in the area on the condition that they would name the town after him. Postmaster (or Postmistress) refers to the head of an individual Post office. A turkey is either of two extant Species of large Birds in the Genus Meleagris native to North America. Whisky (uisge-beatha or whiskey (uisce beatha or fuisce) refers to a broad category of Alcoholic beverages that are distilled from fermented Surveying is the technique and science of accurately determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional space Position of points and the distances and angles between Not only the first postmaster, Kirk was also the first to own a hotel and a tavern in Kirksville (contrary to popular belief, the name of the city has no connection to John Kirk, onetime president of Truman State University). However, the grandson of Jesse Kirk reported that the town was named for Kirk's son John, a figure of local legend credited with killing two deer with a single bullet. "Hopkinsville" was explained as a joking reference to the peculiar gait of John Kirk's lame father-in-law, David Sloan; the jocular name was discarded when the village was selected for the seat of justice in Adair County (Kirksville Daily Express, March 20, 1941).
"Cabins of White Folks", a very small settlement near what is now Kirksville, had been established for one year in July 1829, when a large party of Iowa (or Ioway), led by Chief Big Neck, returned to their former hunting grounds, in violation of treaty. For the game see 1829 (board game. Year 1829 ( MDCCCXXIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display The Iowa (also spelled Ioway) also known as the Báxoje, are a Native American Siouan people One of the Ioway's dogs killed a pig, and they threatened (or according to some sources insulted) the white women. The settlers sent messengers south to Randolph County. Randolph County is a County located in the US state of Missouri. Captain William Trammell led a party north to help, and engaged the Indians. Routed, they returned to the cabins, got the women, and headed for Huntsville. Four of the Randolph men, including Trammell, were killed in the fight. A group of militia under General John B. Clark pursued and apprehended Big Neck and his braves, Big Snake, Young Knight, and One-that-Don't-Care. John Bullock Clark Sr ( April 17, 1802 &ndash October 29, 1885) was a member of both the United States Congress and the Confederate The Ioway tribesmen were captured March 11, 1830, and put on trial by a grand jury of Randolph County. Events 1425 BC - Thutmose III, Pharaoh of Egypt, dies (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty For the game see 1830 (board game. Year 1830 ( MDCCCXXX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display The jury found on March 31, 1830, that: "After examining all the witnesses, and maturely considering the charges for which these Iowa Indians are now in confinement, we find them not guilty, and they are at once discharged. Events 307 - After divorcing his wife Minervina, Constantine marries Fausta, the daughter of the retired Roman Emperor "
The Battle of Kirksville was fought August 6-9, 1862 during the American Civil War. The Battle of Kirksville was a battle in the American Civil War, fought near the town of Kirksville Missouri, on August 6, 1862. Year 1862 was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting on Monday Causes of the war See also Origins of the American Civil War, Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War The coexistence of a slave-owning South Union troops led by John McNeil forced Confederate volunteers under Joseph Porter to vacate the city. John McNeil ( February 14, 1813 &ndash June 8, 1891) was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Joseph Chrisman Porter ( September 12, 1819 &ndash February 18, 1863) was a Confederate officer in the American Civil War Casualty estimates (almost entirely Confederate) range from 150-200 dead and up to 400 wounded. According to the August 12, 1862, Quincy Herald there were 8 Federal dead and 25 wounded.
On the evening of April 27, 1899, a cyclone passing through Adair County cut a path of destruction three blocks wide, killed 32 people and destroyed hundreds of buildings. Events 1124 - David I becomes King of Scotland. 1296 - Battle of Dunbar: The Scots are defeated Year 1899 ( MDCCCXCIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common In Meteorology, a cyclone refers to an area of closed circular fluid motion rotating in the same direction as the Earth. The popular song "Just as the Storm Passed O'er" was based on the event, and the Kimball Piano Company exploited the incident for its advertising, when one of their instruments was carried a long distance by the tornado but still found in working condition. 
Kirksville is home to three institutions of higher learning:
Kirksville is served by two watersheds. A drainage basin is an extent of Land where Water from Rain or Snow melt drains downhill into a body of water such as a River, Hazel Creek Lake, formed in 1982, was first used as a water source the next year. Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) The larger water source, Forest Lake, was formed by the city in the 1950s when it dammed Big Creek. A dam is a barrier that divides waters. Dams generally serve the primary purpose of retaining water while other structures such as Floodgates, Levees Forest Lake anchors the Thousand Hills State Park, located just west of the city. Thousand Hills State Park sits to the west of Kirksville in Adair County Missouri.
Routes 6 and 11 and U.S. Route 63 run through Kirksville. Route 6 is a highway in northern Missouri. Its eastern terminus is at U Route 11 is a highway in the northern part of the US state of Missouri. US Route 63 is a 1286 mile (2070 km long north-south United States highway primarily in the Midwestern United States. In late 2005, a four-lane stretch of US 63 between Kirksville and Macon opened, partially funded by a one-half cent sales tax passed by Kirksville voters in 2002. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
The City of Kirksville operated the Kirksville Regional Airport (formerly Clarence Cannon Airport), four miles south of the city, by the village of Millard. Millard is a village in Pettis Township, Adair County, Missouri, United States. Kirksville, by way of La Plata, is serviced by Amtrak's Southwest Chief which runs along the BNSF Railway. La Plata is a city in Macon County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1486 at the 2000 census The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Doing business as Amtrak, is a Government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971 The Southwest Chief (formerly the Southwest Limited) is a Passenger train operated by Amtrak along a 2256-mile (3631-km route through The BNSF Railway headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is one of the four remaining Transcontinental railroads and one of the largest railroad networks in
Kirksville once had two operational railroads that ran through town. The Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad, which became Burlington Northern in 1970, ran east and west. The Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad was a railroad that operated in the Midwestern United States. The Burlington Northern Railroad was a United States -based Railroad company operating between 1970 and 1996 The portion of the line that ran west of Kirksville towards Green City was abandoned and eventually torn down in the early 1950s. The portion of the line that ran east of town towards Edina, Labelle, and West Quincy was torn down in the middle 1970s. The depot which serviced along the Burlington Northern in Kirksville still stands along Elson Street just north of Cottonwood Street and plans are that it will be renovated.
Kirksville's other railroad, the Wabash Railroad, which became the Norfolk and Western Railway in 1960 and later became the Norfolk Southern Railway in 1982 after N&W merged with Southern Railway, ran north and south. The Wabash Railroad was a Class I railroad that operated in the mid-central United States. The Norfolk and Western Railway ( N&W), a US Class I railroad, was formed by more than 200 railroad mergers between 1838 and 1982 This article is about the present railroad formed in 1990 For the former regional railroad in Virginia and North Carolina a small part of the new one see Norfolk Southern The Southern Railway is a former United States Railroad. It was the product of nearly 150 predecessor lines that were combined reorganized and recombined beginning In April 1992, the last official NS train ran the line between Albia, IA and Moberly, MO as the railroad announced it would abandon the line due to a loss in profit. During the summer of 1993, the railroad reopened to train traffic as the floods of the midwest affected lines around the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Trains continued to run the line until 1995. After failed attempts from buyers wanting to purchase the line and turn it into a shortline railroad, work began on tearing down the railroad from Moberly, MO northward toward La Plata, MO where it has a hookup with the BNSF Railway and from Moulton, IA southward toward La Plata, MO. The portion of the line from Moulton, IA northward towards Albia was purchased by the Appanoose County Community Railroad. The Appanoose County Community Railroad is based out of Centerville Iowa. In late September 1997, the tracks through Kirksville were finally torn down leaving the city without a rail line. The project to tear down the abandoned line was completed by the end of 1997.
In 1952, the United States Air Force opened a radar base that was home to the 790th Radar Squadron, an Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, in Sublette, about 10 mi (15 km) north of Kirksville. Year 1952 ( MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Radar is a system that uses electromagnetic waves to identify the range altitude direction or speed of both moving and fixed objects such as Aircraft, ships The Air Force deactivated the 790th Radar Squadron in 1968. The Federal Aviation Administration took over running the radar and most of the surrounding 78. The Federal Aviation Administration ( FAA) is an agency of the United States Department of Transportation with authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of 51 acres were given to Northeast Missouri State University. Truman State University is a public liberal arts and sciences University in Missouri and a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts  The current radar, an Air Route Surveillance Radar - Model 3, is a long-range radar that feeds data to air traffic control centers that control aircraft flying over the region.
Three fatal airplane accidents have occurred near Kirksville:
Paired with Ottumwa, Iowa, Kirksville is a media market region, ranked 199 by Nielsen, and home to an ABC affiliate, KTVO-TV 3. Ottumwa (pronounced əˈtʌmwə "Uh-tuhm-wa" is a city in Wapello County, Iowa, United States. The State of Iowa ( is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States of America. A media market, broadcast market, media region, designated market area, DMA or simply market is a region where the Population Nielsen Ratings are audience measurement systems developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the Audience size and composition of television The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. KTVO (aka KTVO-TV3) is the ABC affiliate for the Ottumwa Iowa market Kirksville is home to seven main radio stations.
|Frequency||Call sign||Nickname||Format||Owner||Web site|
|1450 AM||KIRX||News, Talk and Good Time Oldies||Oldies Simulcast||KIRX Group|||
|88. In Broadcasting and Radio communications a call sign (also known as a callsign or call letters, or abbreviated as a call, or otherwise 7 FM||KTRM||The Edge||College Radio/Alternative||Truman State University|||
|89. Truman State University is a public liberal arts and sciences University in Missouri and a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts 7 FM||KKTR||.||National Public Radio|
Simulcast of KBIA Columbia
|Truman State University|||
|90. KBIA (913 FM is a National Public Radio -member station in Columbia Missouri. 7 FM||KGHN||Christian Radio||Religious||C. A. R. E. Broadcasting|||
|93. 7 FM||KTUF||K-TUF||Country Simulcast||KIRX Group|||
|94. 5 FM||KRXL||The X||Classic Rock||KIRX Group|||
|107. 9 FM||KLTE||.||Religious||Bott Radio Network|||
The Kirksville-Ottumwa DMA includes a FOX affiliate, KYOU-TV 15, and is covered by NBC and CBS from Hannibal-Quincy and, in some areas, Kansas City. Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the US state of Missouri. Quincy Illinois, known as the " Gem City " is a city on the Mississippi River in Adams County, Illinois, United States Radios in Kirksville can also pick up stations from Brookfield, Macon, Moberly, Hannibal-Quincy, and Keokuk, Iowa. Brookfield is a city in Linn County, Missouri, United States. Macon is a city in Macon County, Missouri, United States. The population was 5538 at the 2000 census Moberly is a city in Randolph County, Missouri, United States. Keokuk (ˈkiəˌkʌk is a city in the southeastern part of the U Among low-powered translators and micro-broadcasters is 107. 5 FM, operated by students from Truman's campus.
In print, Kirksville is served by the Daily Express six days a week and on Thursdays by the Index, a weekly newspaper produced by students at Truman State University. The Truman State University Index is a weekly Student newspaper distributed at Truman State University and throughout the Kirksville
Truman students produce a weekly news Broadcast played on CableOne channel 3 on Wednesday and Thursday at 5:30pm, 9:00pm, 10:00pm, and 2:00am.