Information about Kirksville, MO and the small, locally-owned businesses located there.

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A little about Kirksville

Kirksville, the county seat of Adair County, is located in the Chariton Valley Region of Northeast Missouri, approximately 168 miles northeast of Kansas City Missouri, 204 miles northwest of St. Louis, Missouri and 90 miles north of Columbia Missouri. The great outdoors surround Kirksville, including three large state conservation areas: Big Creek, Sugar Creek and Montgomery Woods, along with muskellunge fishing at Hazel Creek Lake and camping & water recreation at Thousand Hills State Park. Kirksville is home to Truman State University. Founded in 1867, Truman State has the distinction of being Missouri’s only highly selective statewide public liberal arts and sciences university.

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The history of Kirksville

Adair County, organized in 1841, was named after John Adair, Governor of Kentucky, the state of origin for many of the settlers. The town of Kirksville was laid out in 1841 and became the county seat that same year. While the name Kirksville literally means ‘village of churches’, the city was named after one of its earliest settlers and tavern owner Jessie Kirk. Legend has it that the surveyors working in the area were invited to share Thanksgiving dinner and good whiskey with Kirk provided that they name the town after him. The deal was made, and the new town became Kirksville. Memorial Park commemorates the Battle of Kirksville, a Civil War action. On Aug. 6, 1862 1,250 Union troops arrived under the command of Col John McNeil to meet 2,000 Confederate soldiers led by Col. Joseph C. Porter. After a three hour battle around the Courthouse and the northwest part of town, the Confederates retreated. The County Historical Society has a cannon ball retrieved from the Court Hou

Contact Information

Address:
304 S Franklin St #100
Kirksville, Missouri
63501

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Businesses in Kirksville, Missouri

Here is a collection of local Kirksville, 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.

Food/Grocery Museums / Attractions Restaurants Shopping

 

Hy-Vee grocery and drug store

Food/Grocery

Where there's a helpful smile in every aisle

 

Jackson Stables

Museums / Attractions

West Winery produces a wide variety of wines from sweet to dry

 

Kirksville Country Club

Museums / Attractions

Golf, dining, fun in the sun

 

Dukum Inn and Wrongdaddy's

Restaurants

Oldest bar in Kirksville and home of the 2nd Best Cheeseburger

 

Pancake City

Restaurants

27 years of flipping cakes, making biscuits and serving sausage

 

Steve's Garden Deli

Restaurants

Fresh and tasty all made right here

 

Blink of An Eye

Shopping

Women's accessories and Gift Shop

 

Cooks Jewelry

Shopping

Our diamonds are a cut above

 

Edna Campbells

Shopping

Unique gifts, books, jewelry, shoes and so much more

 

Sieren's Palace

Shopping

A woman's clothing boutique