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Help needed: Annexation history of KC

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I know we have some KC historians here, so I have a question for you:

Is there a resource to see the annexation history of the KC metro area?  Or am I going to have to go sit in a library for awhile?

Thanks for making my life easier,

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Re: Help needed: Annexation history of KC

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It's going to be difficult.  I don't think there's anything online to make it easy. I would suggest going to the Missouri Valley Room, and see if they have any folder on annexation.
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Re: Help needed: Annexation history of KC

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I've seen it somewhere on the Planning Dept. web site...

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I've seen this print in men's bathroom at Cafe al Dente. I know your laughing(I am), but, while your there get the grey cup pizza and talk to Leonard he can tell you where he got a copy and maybe some other information. Then if the photographer rolls in, Ed I think his name is, he does a lot photography an history videos (seen in Nat Geo and History Channel) he could probably point you to some other resources.

Point being some of these informal resources (like here) can help you uncover some good info.

When I move to Pendleton Heights, I learned (anecdotal) it was the first platted neighborhood of Kansas City, maybe part of the first annexation? Maybe your research will verify this? Good luck!
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Re: Help needed: Annexation history of KC

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Are you interested in the why behind annexation or a history by date of all additions to the city?

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i know one of my kansas city books has a map showing all annexations in a nice little image. perhaps the big "kansas city" book by the star?

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I have a big color-coded map in my office that shows the annexation history of Kansas City from 1853 through 1998.  I'd be happy to make that available.

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Found the PDF:
http://kcmo.org/idc/groups/cityplanning ... 016880.pdf

It's on the Planning Dept's Census and Information page:
http://kcmo.org/CKCMO/Depts/CityPlannin ... /index.htm

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Very good.  Better than mine as it includes Brooke Hills.

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here's what i was thinking of... (i apparently have a scanner now)

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Re: Help needed: Annexation history of KC

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Thanks a lot everyone - big help.  Especially dangerboy - great links.  DaveKCMO, too.  I'll have to try to find that book.
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Re: Help needed: Annexation history of KC

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bbqboy wrote: Are you interested in the why behind annexation or a history by date of all additions to the city?
Both.  I got pitched a story based on the recent annexation controversy, so I've been doing some research to see if I can come up with anything.

At the very least, I've had fun researching and reading.  Amazing what you learn when you delve into the history of your city.

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Here is a PDF of the all the KCMO annexations and detachments.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source= ... 3800036948
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I know it's an old thread that got bumped but the parcel viewer has a layer for annexations and detachments (KC traded some land with Gladstone and NKC that I know of). You can zoom in and see exactly where they have been at down to the address level

It's under "layers"
http://maps.kcmo.org/apps/parcelviewer/

The most recent boundary change was 2014 when the border with Gladstone shifted in two places

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flyingember wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:00 am
I know it's an old thread that got bumped but the parcel viewer has a layer for annexations and detachments (KC traded some land with Gladstone and NKC that I know of). You can zoom in and see exactly where they have been at down to the address level

It's under "layers"
http://maps.kcmo.org/apps/parcelviewer/

The most recent boundary change was 2014 when the border with Gladstone shifted in two places
Cool, very helpful.
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