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Maryville is a city in Nodaway County
Nodaway County, Missouri
Nodaway County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The county was organized in 1845 and named for the Nodaway River.As of 2010, the population was 23,370...

, Missouri
Missouri
Missouri is a US state located in the Midwestern United States, bordered by Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska. With a 2010 population of 5,988,927, Missouri is the 18th most populous state in the nation and the fifth most populous in the Midwest. It...

, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

. The population was 10,581 at the 2000 census. The town, organized on February 14, 1845, was named for Mrs. Mary Graham, wife of Amos Graham
Amos Graham
Amos Graham was the first Nodaway County, Missouri clerk. The town of Graham, Missouri is named for him. The town of Maryville, Missouri is named for his wife Mary....

, then the county clerk. Mary was the first Caucasian
Caucasian race
The term Caucasian race has been used to denote the general physical type of some or all of the populations of Europe, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, Western Asia , Central Asia and South Asia...

 woman to have lived within the boundaries of the site which would become Maryville.

It is the county seat
County seat
A county seat is an administrative center, or seat of government, for a county or civil parish. The term is primarily used in the United States....

 of Nodaway County
Nodaway County, Missouri
Nodaway County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The county was organized in 1845 and named for the Nodaway River.As of 2010, the population was 23,370...

. The Maryville micropolitan statistical area consists of Nodaway County. Maryville is home to Northwest Missouri State University
Northwest Missouri State University
Northwest Missouri State University is a state university in Maryville, Missouri. Founded in 1905 as a teachers college, it offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. The campus, based on the design for Forest Park at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, is the official Missouri State Arboretum....

, Northwest Technical School, and the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing
Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing
The Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing is a two-year residential early college entrance program for gifted high school students at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri, replacing the junior and senior years of high school...

. Maryville High School is also known for their unique mascot: The Spoofhound.

Education


The Maryville R-II School District contains 3 separate buildings:
  • Maryville High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Maryville Middle School (Grades 5-8)
  • Eugene Field Elementary School (Grades Pre-K-4)


Maryville is also served by
  • St. Gregory's Barbarigo School (Grades K-8)
  • Horace Mann Laboratory School (Grades Pre-K-6)
  • The Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing
    Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing
    The Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing is a two-year residential early college entrance program for gifted high school students at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri, replacing the junior and senior years of high school...

     (Grades 11-12)


Maryville is also home to Northwest Missouri State University
Northwest Missouri State University
Northwest Missouri State University is a state university in Maryville, Missouri. Founded in 1905 as a teachers college, it offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. The campus, based on the design for Forest Park at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, is the official Missouri State Arboretum....

.

Health System


Maryville is home of St. Francis Hospital and Health Services.
http://www.stfrancismaryville.com/AboutUs/Pages/History.aspx

Notable natives and residents

  • Sarah Caldwell
    Sarah Caldwell
    Sarah Caldwell was a notable American opera conductor, impresario, and stage director of opera.- Life :Caldwell was born in Maryville, Missouri, and grew up in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She was a child prodigy and gave public performances on the violin by the time she was ten years old...

     - Boston opera diva
  • Dale Carnegie
    Dale Carnegie
    Dale Breckenridge Carnegie was an American writer, lecturer, and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills...

     - Author of "How to Win Friends and Influence People"
  • Homer Croy - Author and screenwriter who wrote about life in Maryville
  • Albert David
    Albert David
    Albert Leroy David was an officer in the United States Navy during World War II and a recipient of the Medal of Honor...

     - Medal of Honor recipient for capture of U-505 during World War II
    World War II
    World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

  • Forrest C. Donnell
    Forrest C. Donnell
    Forrest C. Donnell was a United States Senator and the 40th Governor of Missouri. He was a Republican.-Early life:Donnell was born in Quitman, Missouri....

     - Missouri Governor
  • Raymond Gunn
    Raymond Gunn
    Raymond Gunn was a black man killed by a mob in Maryville, Missouri, United States, after he confessed to killing and attempting to rape a white school teacher there....

     - a black man burned to death by a mob of townsfolk in 1931
  • Darius Kinsey
    Darius Kinsey
    Darius Kinsey was a photographer active in western Washington State from 1890 to 1940. He is best known for his large-format images of loggers and phases of the region's lumber industry...

     - Photographer of logging industry
  • Truman H. Landon
    Truman H. Landon
    General Truman Hempel Landon was a U.S. Air Force general and commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe.Landon was born in Maryville, Missouri, and grew up in Carlinville, Illinois...

     - Air Force General
  • Edward H. Moore
    Edward H. Moore
    Edward Hall Moore was a United States Senator from Oklahoma. Born on a farm near Maryville, Missouri, he attended the public schools and Chillicothe Normal School. He taught school in Nodaway, Atchinson, and Jackson Counties, and graduated from the Kansas City School of Law in 1900...

     - U.S. Senator in Oklahoma
  • Albert P. Morehouse
    Albert P. Morehouse
    Albert Pickett Morehouse was the 26th Governor of Missouri from 1887 to 1889.Morehouse was born in Delaware County, Ohio and moved to Maryville, Missouri in 1856. He was admitted to the bar and began practice in Montgomery County, Iowa.At the beginning of the American Civil War, he moved back to...

     - Missouri Governor
  • Horace A. "Jimmy" Jones - Horse Trainer
  • Lynne Overman
    Lynne Overman
    Lynne Overman was a film actor in the 1930s and early-1940s who often played a sidekick.-Selected filmography:* Dixie * The Desert Song * The Forest Rangers...

     - Actor sidekick from the 1930s and 1940s
  • Jim Spainhower
    Jim Spainhower
    James "Jim" Spainhower is a U.S. Democratic politician from Missouri. He served four terms in the Missouri House of Representatives and two terms as the Missouri State Treasurer.-Early life:...

     - State Treasurer
  • George S.E. Vaughn
    George S.E. Vaughn
    George S. E. Vaughn was a convicted Confederate spy during the American Civil War who claimed to have been pardoned by Abraham Lincoln an hour before Lincoln's assassination in the President's last official act.Vaughn's claim was widely circulated at the time of his death in 1899, including...

     - Accused Confederate spy who who claimed to have been pardoned by Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led his country through a great constitutional, military and moral crisis – the American Civil War – preserving the Union, while ending slavery, and...

     an hour before the President's assassination
  • Elwood (horse)
    Elwood (horse)
    Elwood was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that is best remembered for winning the 1904 Kentucky Derby and for being the first horse both bred and owned by a woman to win the Derby.-Pedigree:...

     - Kentucky Derby winner born at Faustiana Farms

Transportation


There are two U.S. Highways in Maryville. U.S. Route 71 and U.S. Route 136 intersect on the eastern side of the city. A branch of US 71, U.S. Route 71 Business, serves as the main street for the city. Route 46, Route 148, and Route V also provide access outside of the city.

Maryville is served by the Northwest Missouri Regional Airport
Northwest Missouri Regional Airport
Northwest Missouri Regional Airport is a city-owned public use airport located two nautical miles west of the central business district of Maryville, a city in Nodaway County, Missouri, United States. The airport is used for general aviation with no commercial airlines.Although most U.S...

, which is a general aviation airport with no commercial service.

Radio stations


Four licensed broadcast stations in the town are:
  • KNIM - 1580 AM - Oldies
    Oldies
    Oldies is a term commonly used to describe a radio format that concentrates on music from a period of about 15 to 55 years before the present day....

     and Regional News
  • KZLX-LP - 106.7 FM - NWMSU
    Northwest Missouri State University
    Northwest Missouri State University is a state university in Maryville, Missouri. Founded in 1905 as a teachers college, it offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. The campus, based on the design for Forest Park at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, is the official Missouri State Arboretum....

     Student Radio Station
  • KVVL - 97.1 FM - Oldies, Classic rock
    Classic rock
    Classic rock is a radio format which developed from the album-oriented rock format in the early 1980s. In the United States, the classic rock format features music ranging generally from the late 1960s to the late 1980s, primarily focusing on the hard rock genre that peaked in popularity in the...

    , and Regional Sports
  • KNIM 95.9 Pickup Country
  • KXCV
    KXCV
    KXCV is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Maryville, Missouri, USA. The station is currently owned by Northwest Missouri State Univ. and features programing from American Public Media and National Public Radio...

     - 90.5 FM - NWMSU University Radio Station: Classical/Jazz, National Public Radio
    NPR
    NPR, formerly National Public Radio, is a privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to a network of 900 public radio stations in the United States. NPR was created in 1970, following congressional passage of the Public Broadcasting...

    , and Bearcat Radio Network (NWMSU Sports) Flagship Station

Geography


Maryville is located at 40°20′43"N 94°52′16"W (40.345353, -94.871199).

According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
The United States Census Bureau is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census. It also gathers other national demographic and economic data...

, the city has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13.2 km²), of which, 5.0 square miles (13.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.98%) is water.

The One Hundred and Two River, located on the eastern side of the city, is the primary source of power and water for the city.

Government


The city of Maryville is governed by a city council consisting of five members who are elected at-large and serve terms of three years. There is no limit to the amount of terms that one can serve on the council. Each year, one of the council members is selected to serve as the mayor of the city and another as the mayor pro tem. Currently, the mayor of Maryville is Chad Jackson.

Recreation


The city of Maryville has ten city parks, which includes six baseball fields, several soccer and American football
American football
American football is a sport played between two teams of eleven with the objective of scoring points by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone. Known in the United States simply as football, it may also be referred to informally as gridiron football. The ball can be advanced by...

 fields, a skate park, and a nature park. The city also maintains the Mozingo Lake Park
Mozingo Lake
Mozingo Lake is a reservoir in Nodaway County, Missouri on the Mozingo Creek branch of the One Hundred and Two River.The reservoir is owned by the city of Maryville, Missouri and is the city's water source and operates as a 3,000 acre park with of shoreline.The reservoir was completed in 1994...

 and Golf Course
Mozingo Lake Golf Course
The Mozingo Lake Golf Course is a 7,137 yard long, 18-hole municipal golf course on the banks of Mozingo Lake in Nodaway County, Missouri.The course was designed by Donald Sechrest and opened in 1995. It is a par 72 course and has a rating of 73.5 and a slope rating of 134 on Rye crass. It is...

. The golf course consists of 18 holes and is situated about the lake. According to the city website, Golf Digest
Golf Digest
Golf Digest is a monthly golf magazine published by Condé Nast Publications in the United States. It is a generalist golf publication covering recreational golf and men's and women's competitive golf. Condé Nast Publications also publishes the more specialized , and Golf World Business. The...

 and USA Today
USA Today
USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. It was founded by Al Neuharth. The newspaper vies with The Wall Street Journal for the position of having the widest circulation of any newspaper in the United States, something it previously held since 2003...

 call it the "best course to play in the state of Missouri for under $50."http://www.maryville.govoffice2.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7B6F6F7282-1790-4737-BA96-5324E9C67948%7D

Demographics


As of the census
Census
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. It is a regularly occurring and official count of a particular population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common...

of 2000, there were 10,581 people, 3,913 households, and 1,835 families residing in the city. The population density
Population density
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and particularly to humans...

 was 2,102.8 people per square mile (812.2/km²). There were 4,227 housing units at an average density of 840.0 per square mile (324.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.78% White, 1.48% African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.46% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races
Race (United States Census)
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the Federal Office of Management and Budget and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are...

, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.

There were 3,913 households out of which 20.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.4% were married couples
Marriage
Marriage is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship. It is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged in a variety of ways, depending on the culture or subculture in which it is found...

 living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 53.1% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% 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 14.0% under the age of 18, 41.4% from 18 to 24, 17.3% from 25 to 44, 14.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The mean age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.6 males.

The mean income for a household in the city was $29,043, and the mean income for a family was $43,906. Males had a mean income of $30,444 versus $22,444 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
Per capita income or income per person is a measure of mean income within an economic aggregate, such as a country or city. It is calculated by taking a measure of all sources of income in the aggregate and dividing it by the total population...

 for the city was $15,483. About 10.3% of families and 23.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.3% of those under age 18 and 14.2% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest

  • Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing
    Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing
    The Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing is a two-year residential early college entrance program for gifted high school students at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri, replacing the junior and senior years of high school...

  • Missouri State Arboretum
    Missouri State Arboretum
    The Missouri State Arboretum is on the campus of Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri and contains more than 111 species of trees....

  • Mozingo Lake Park
    Mozingo Lake
    Mozingo Lake is a reservoir in Nodaway County, Missouri on the Mozingo Creek branch of the One Hundred and Two River.The reservoir is owned by the city of Maryville, Missouri and is the city's water source and operates as a 3,000 acre park with of shoreline.The reservoir was completed in 1994...

     and Golf Course
    Mozingo Lake Golf Course
    The Mozingo Lake Golf Course is a 7,137 yard long, 18-hole municipal golf course on the banks of Mozingo Lake in Nodaway County, Missouri.The course was designed by Donald Sechrest and opened in 1995. It is a par 72 course and has a rating of 73.5 and a slope rating of 134 on Rye crass. It is...

  • Nodaway County Historical Society Museum
    Nodaway County Historical Society Museum
    The Nodaway County Historical Society Museum is a museum in Maryville, Missouri telling the history of Nodaway County, Missouri, USA.The museum contains memorabilia from county residents Dale Carnegie, Homer Croy, Smiley Burnette, Lynne Overman, Sarah Caldwell, Alma Nash, Horace A. "Jimmy" Jones...

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    Northwest Missouri State University
    Northwest Missouri State University is a state university in Maryville, Missouri. Founded in 1905 as a teachers college, it offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. The campus, based on the design for Forest Park at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, is the official Missouri State Arboretum....

  • Maryville Treatment Center
    Maryville Treatment Center
    Maryville Treatment Center is a Missouri Department of Corrections minimum security prison for male inmates on the grounds of the former Mount Alverno motherhouse of the Sisters of St...


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