A little about Kearney
Kearney is a place of history and and outdoor spaces. You can visit Jesses James's farm and final resting place or enjoy the beauty of watkins Mill or Tryst Falls Park. You can also stroll our historic downtown and enjoy our unique shops and restaurants.
The history of Kearney
Kearney was unofficially founded in the spring of 1856 by David T. Duncan and W. R. Cave, and was originally called Centerville. Centerville was composed of what is now the southeastern portion of the town. In 1867, John Lawrence began laying out plans for another small settlement around the newly established Kansas City and Cameron Railroad subsidiary of the Hannibal and Saint Joseph Railroad which was to build the Hannibal Bridge establishing Kansas City, Missouri as the dominant city in the region. The president of the railroad was Charles E. Kearney (although there is speculation that it was named after Kearney, Nebraska). The railroad still operates as the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway. As they grew, the two settlements of Centerville and Kearney were effectively merged, and the town of Kearney, Missouri was officially incorporated in 1869
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Businesses in Kearney, Missouri
Here is a collection of local Kearney, Missouri businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.
Berkshire Hathaway Stein and Summer's Real Estate
Small town with a big heart
Joe Hendrix Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate
Serving Kearney's real estate needs
Bea's Flowers and Gifts
Your source for flowers, gifts and scrapbooking supplies