Historical Markers in
Jackson County, Missouri

1827 Log Courthouse 1844 Homestead 8th Street Fountain A Century of Progress Action Before Westport Aladdin Hotel Aleman Court Alexander Majors Alexander Majors Alexander Majors House All Veterans Memorial American Jazz Museum Andrew Drips Park Anxiety 4th Armour & Volker Building B. Adler and Company, Kelly-Williams Co Building Barton Brothers Shoe Company Building Battle Line at Railroad Cut Battle of Lone Jack Battle of the Big Blue Battle of the Big Blue Battle of Westport Battle of Westport Battle of Westport Battle of Westport Bent & Ward Houses Bess Truman Birthplace Bond Shoe Company Building Bryant House Builders and Traders Exchange Building Building Through the Bluffs Burial Place of Fifteen Confederate Soldiers Burnham-Munger Manufacturing Company Building Butler Brothers Co Building Byram's Ford and the Battle of Westport Byram's Ford Battlefield Byram's Ford Historic District Camp Union Carolyne Farwell Fuller Catherine Purdom and Nancy Purdom Waskey Centennial Anniversary of Japan's Gift of Cherry Trees Charles Carroll Spalding Chez Les Canses or "Chouteau's" ChouteauÂ’s Church (St. Francis Regis) Citizen - Soldier City Market Clinton's Drugstore Col. William Miles Chick Commercial Building Confederate Line Confederate Position Contested Crossing Convention Center Country Club Line Historical Trolley Station Delbert J. Haff Descent of Civilization (Bison Memorial) E. J. Roe Hat Company Building Eagle Scout Tribute Fountain Elizabeth Duncan Porter Engagement at the Little Blue Etienne Veniard - Sieur de Bourgemont Events at Fort Osage Exchange Hotel Building F.M. Smith Study Faxon, Horton and Gallagher Company Building Fire Station No. 1 First Baptist Church First Battle of Independence First Christian Church First Fireproof Building in Independence First Home of the Kansas City Country Club First Meeting of Sertoma International First Presbyterian Church First Presbyterian Church First United Methodist Church Flanery-Frost Cemetery Flournoy Home Flournoy House Forest Hill Confederate Memorial Fort Osage Fort Osage Founders of Children's Mercy Hospital Frank S. Land Memorial Frankel, Frank & Co Building Frankel, Frank & Company Building Franklin Pierce Fisk From Steamboat Landing to City General Andrew Jackson General Orders No. 11 George Caleb Bingham Gift of Life Fountain Gilliss House Hotel Gingko Tree Giralda Tower Gladstone Boulevard Bridge over Anderson Avenue Goldstandt-Powell Hat Company Building Hannibal Bridge Harpie Club Harrisonville Road (Prospect) Harry S Truman Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman Grave Harry S. Truman Historic District Harvey-Dutton Dry Goods Company Building Here the Oregon Trail Began Hershberger & Rosenthal Co. Bldg. Hill Farm & Cemetery Hinkle's Grove Historic Courthouse Historic Flaven/Browne Building Complex Historic Harris-Kearney House Holy Rosary's Bell Tower Cross Hughes House Hyde Park Neighborhood In Memory of Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the "Kansas City Massacre" Independence Independence Boulevard Independence Boulevard Independence Pioneer Spring Independence Veterans Memorial J. Fitzpatrick Saloon Building J. P. Campbell & Company Building Jackson County Courthouse Jackson County Marshal's House and Jail Museum James Bridger James Bridger Gravesite James G. Ashley, Jr. and Pamela C. Ashley James Pendergast James Silas Calhoun Janssen Place Historic District Jay and King Hat Co Building John C. McCoy John Calvin McCoy John "Buck" O'Neil Center Joseph T. Noland House Josephine Anderson Kansas City Athenaeum Kansas City Call Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission Kansas City Municipal Auditorium Kansas City Paper House Kansas City Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fountain Kansas City, Ft. Scott & Gulf Railroad Company Building Kansas City's First Public Golf Course Kansas City's Old Square / Le Vieux Carre de Kansas City Kansas City's Original Board of Trade Kritser House Landing At Westport Lechtman Printing Company Building Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige Lewis and Clark Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri Lewis-Bingham-Waggoner Estate Liberty Bell Replica Marker Liberty Memorial Liberty Memorial Dedication Site Liebstadter Millinery Company Building Lieutenant Joseph Boggs Life on the Family Farm Log House and Defensive Line Major Murray Davis D.S.C. Mary A. Barnett Hale Maxwell-McClure Notions Company Building Mayor Milton Jameson Payne McCoy House McCoy's Trading Post McGhee's Charge McPike Drug Company Building Missouri Interstate Paper Company Building Mockbee Farm Ms. Myra Taylor Muse of the Missouri Mutual Musicians Association Building National Headquarters Memorial Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Neptune New England Building New Santa Fe New Santa Fe / Trail Remnants New Santa Fe Road New York Life Building Noel House Oak Grove Veterans Memorial Old French Kansas City Oldham Hotel Original Site of Harris House Our Jackson County Pioneers Overfelt-Johnston House Park Maintenance Building Phoenix Hotel Building Pioneer Mother Monument Pratt's Artillery Preservation and Restoration of Alexander Majors House Price's Great Missouri Raid R.H. Marquette Building Reicher and Sons, Robinson and Sons Building Replica of the Statue of Liberty Replica of the Statue of Liberty Restoration of Fort Osage Reverend Bernard Donnelly Richards & Conover Hardware Company Building Richards Flying Field Roanoke Boulevard Rothenberg and Schloss Building Roy Wilkins Russell's Ford Salem Cemetery Association Santa Fe Trail Santa Fe Trail Santa Fe Trail Santa Fe Trail Santa Fe Trail Sawyer-Jennings House Scarritt Arcade Scarritt Point Scarritt Point Neighborhood Second Baptist Church Second Battle of Independence Shelby's Last Stand Sisters of Saint Mary Spanish-American War / Philippine Insurrection / China Relief Expedition Monument St. Mary's Catholic Church Storm of Lead Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Temple Lot Temple Site Thayer Building The Albert G. Boone Store The Barnes Enclosure The Battle of White Oak Creek The Cemetery The Eternal Flame of Freedom The First Golf Course in Kansas City The French and the Lewis & Clark Expedition The French and the Osage The French and the Santa Fe Trail The French Bottoms - Early Day Kansas City The Harry S. Truman Library The Jesse Clyde Nichols Memorial Fountain The Minor House The Old Chouteau Trading Post / Le Vieil Etablissement Commercial Chouteau The Old French Cemetery The Pacific House The Savoy Hotel and Grill The Seville Light Fountain The Southwest Boulevard Fire The Stone Church The Truman Sports Complex The "Fourth Dolphin" Thomas Farmhouse Thomas Jefferson (Squire) Goforth Thomson House Three Trails West Tootle, Hanna & Leach Dry Goods Trinity Episcopal Church Truman Boyhood Home Truman House Truman Library Veterans Memorial Carillon Truman's First Job Twyman Hotel - Kenton House Union Artillery Union Line Union Position Union Prison Collapse Vaile Mansion Veterans Memorial Flag VFW Centennial Plaza W. H. Morgan & Company Waldo P. Johnson Washington Park Statue Waterfront Town to Metropolis West Port, Missouri Where Wagons Rolled / Wieduwilt Swales Wild Boar of Florence William B. Howard Station Park William Bent - Seth Ward Home William Gebhardt William Ray Blacksmith Shop William Rockhill Nelson William Rockhill Nelson William Rockhill Nelson Chapel Woodlawn Cemetery Confederate Memorial Woodson House World War Memorial Wornall Homestead "Boston" Adams' House "Bronco Buster" "The Boy Scout" "The Neck"
Available on Amazon
The state of Missouri was the birthplace of the ice cream cone. It was invented by a Syrian immigrant named Ernest Hamwi who was selling waffles at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. When an ice cream vendor ran out of dishes, Hamwi rolled up one of his waffles to hold the ice cream and the ice cream cone was born.
Jackson County, Missouri, located in the midwestern United States, has a rich and diverse history that stretches back thousands of years. The area was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Osage and Kansas. The first European settlement was established in 1821, and the county was officially organized in 1826, named after President Andrew Jackson.

In the early 19th century, Jackson County became an important starting point for westward expansion and the Oregon Trail. It also played a significant role in the American Civil War. At the outbreak of the war, tensions between pro-Union and pro-Confederate factions ran high in the county. As a border county, it experienced violent conflicts, looting, and the devastating guerrilla warfare of the notorious Confederate guerrilla leader, William Quantrill.

After the Civil War, Jackson County saw rapid urbanization and economic growth. Kansas City, the county seat, emerged as a major transportation hub due to its location along the Missouri River and the establishment of railroads in the area. Prosperity continued throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries with the development of industries such as meatpacking, manufacturing, and agriculture.

In recent years, Jackson County has faced challenges such as urban decay in certain areas and racial segregation. However, ongoing revitalization efforts, including investments in infrastructure and public amenities, have helped to transform the county into a thriving metropolitan area. Today, Jackson County is known for its vibrant arts and culture scene, historical landmarks like the Kansas City Union Station, and strong community spirit.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Jackson County, Missouri.

  • 1826 - Jackson County is established
  • 1830 - Independence becomes the county seat
  • 1834 - The Missouri Mormon War takes place in the county
  • 1862 - During the Civil War, Union forces occupy the county
  • 1881 - The Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad is completed
  • 1901 - The first permanent automobile bridge is built over the Missouri River
  • 1922 - Construction of the Jackson County Courthouse begins
  • 1967 - The Truman Sports Complex is completed
  • 1986 - The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum opens to the public