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Maryville, the seat of Nodaway County, is centered between 3 metropolitan areas: Omaha, Nebraska, Kansas City and Des Moines, Iowa. It is served by US Highways 71 and 136, as well as State Highway 46.

Nodaway County takes its name from the River Nodaway, whose Indian meaning is "tranquil." In 1845, Nodaway County was organized as a county.

Founded more than 150 years ago, Maryville has become the commercial, educational and entertainment center for the region. Historic Nodaway County Courthouse (built in 1882) is on the downtown square and is surrounded by antique and craft stores, jewelers, florists, styling salons, unique specialty shops and traditional services that give friendly, helpful service perfect for your shopping destination.

Other settlers followed, but because of the lack of roads and transportation facilities, settlement was slow until 1870.

When the first railroad (then known as the Missouri Valley - now the Burlington) from Savannah was completed through the county, settlement quickly advanced.


Maryville is named after Mary Graham. She and her husband, Amos, built the first house in Maryville in 1844. Historic Nodaway County Courthouse was built in 1882 and is on the downtown square.

Nestled in a 4-season region, the warmest month in Maryville occurs in July with a normal temperature of 75.8 degrees. January is usually the coldest month at 21.8 degrees. The yearly rainfall average is 37 inches with an average snow depth of 20 inches annually.


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The Nodaway County Fair offers entertainment like the Twirlerettes and Mic-O-Say Dancers. From museums to riverboat cruises along the Missouri River, there's something to entertain any age. Conception Abbey, only one of 33 minor basilicas in the nation, was completed in 1897.

The Maryville R-II School District, with a budget of more than $8 million, is by far the largest in the county. Other educational needs are provided by Northwest Missouri Area Technical School, Horace Mann Laboratory School and Northwest Missouri State University. Since its founding in 1905, Northwest has shared educational responsibility for 19 counties in northwest Missouri.

St. Francis Hospital, a member of the SSM Health Care system, is a non-profit 108-bed acute care hospital.

It offers such specialties as general surgery, obstetrics, pathology, anesthesiology, psychiatry, radiology and more.


The premier recreational center in the region, Mozingo Lake Park, spans 3,000+ acres. It includes a 1,000-acre lake with fishing, boating, water skiing, swimming, sheltered picnic areas, RV park, tent camping and a variety of other activities.

On the shore of Mozingo Lake is Mozingo Golf Course, an 18-hole, 240-acre par 72 championship course. It has been recognized as the "best course to play in the state of Missouri for under $50" by Golf Digest and USA Today.

The Maryville Aquatic Center includes a beautiful pool with swimming lanes and water slides. Maryville also has 11 public parks, the newest being the Donaldson Westside Park and Sports Complex.

The Maryville Recreation Center provides tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, suspended walking track, more.

Maryville is a community that takes great pride in its homes and yards. There's also a deep pride in our schools, pride in our employment and business opportunities plus a pride in feeling safe in a community of friends and acquaintances. Welcome to Maryville, our hometown . . .




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