Welcome to Chillicothe, Missouri
State Map showing Livingston County and Chillicothe (8084 bytes)Where We Are... Chillicothe is located in Livingston County, Missouri, in the north central part of the state. At the crossroads of U.S. Highways 36 and 65, Chillicothe is a bustling community of 8,968 people. Located just a little over an hour away from Kansas City's restaurants and shopping, we are also only 75 miles from St. Joseph, Missouri, the home of the Pony Express.

Highway 190 takes you north to the Amish community of Jamesport, Missouri, just 25 minutes away. Brookfield and Marceline, Missouri, are our closest neighbors to the east following Highway 36. To our west, is Hamilton, Missouri (the home of J.C. Penney), and Cameron. Follow Highway 65 south to a variety of orchards, civil war battlegrounds, the Lake of the Ozarks, Table Rock Lake, and Branson.

The region is primarily an agricultural community steeped in the values and traditionsFall Harvest 2002 (11728 bytes) of family farms. However, with high-speed Internet access, award-winning schools, thriving economic development, an active and successful Chamber of Commerce, and as a multiple winner of the Missouri Community Betterment awards, Chillicothe is an outstanding place to not only raise a family but also to enter the job market or start a business.

Our Grand River Area Family YMCA and numerous parks offer families and businesses recreational opportunities, and our numerous businesses offer opportunities for employment and improving job skills.

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Click here to view the Chillicothe, Missouri, Community Profile including census, demographic and income data. For additional information, visit the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center.

We have several reliable real estate businesses in town.You may visit several Web sites outlining many excellent real estate offices in the area. Please contact our local Chamber of Commerce at 660-646-4050 or email them for real estate member names and phone numbers.

Or, you may visit the Chamber's Web site which includes web site links to our real estate companies. Thank you!


hwy 36 bridge 081202 (20676 bytes)U.S. Highway 36 is now four-lane across Missouri. A dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Saturday, July 10, 2010, in Macon, Missouri. The event marks the completion of the last 52 miles of the highway to be four-laned. Supporters say having four lanes across the state means greater safety and enhanced economic development. U.S. 36 stretches about 184 miles between St. Joseph on the west and Hannibal on the east. Pictured at left is the new highway 36 bridge which opened in August, 2002. For more information, click here.

Of approximately $969 million earmarked for highways and bridges in Missouri each year, $737 million annually will go for road and bridge projects across Missouri. Of that, $400 million will be spent for the upkeep of existing roads and bridges, including $100 million for interstates statewide, $275 million for non-interstate highways, and $25 million for safety projects.

Chillicothe is also home to a municipal airport. Consisting of 272 acresannual airport fly in (6968 bytes) with a paved runway and a grass runway, the airport is located three miles east of Chillicothe's city limits on Highway 36. A new runway will run north, northeast to south, southwest, allowing planes to land from any of the four directions and will allow for safer landings in various weather conditions. We have a page dedicated to our airport on this web site which includes aerial photos and full details about the services provided.

Chillicothe is served by the following two railroads: Iowa, Chicago, and Eastern RR and Missouri North Central RR (city-owned shortline). 

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