AllThingsKC wrote:4. Liberty - Lots of history, nice square. Fair to walk or bike, streets in the immediate downtown area are nice, but street grid gets weird after that.
You can find the grid if you know what's going on. it's radiating out from the center of town.
Liberty and Clay County were settled in 1822, 5 years before Jackson County and Independence and 9 years before Westport. These towns are all from the same era so you can see similar roads in each town
Many of the roads have been replaced or renamed, but some still point towards other settlements of the early to mid 1800s. You can still see this in and near Liberty in the name Barry Road, Nashua Road, Birmingham Road. Independence has Lee's Summit Road, Courtney Road, Westport Road, Liberty Street.