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 traditions 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.
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.
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!
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
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
Chillicothe is also home to a
Consisting of 272 acres 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