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HISTORY

John and Martin D. Warren named and founded what would become Warrensburg, MO in 1835 and since 1837, a post office called Warrensburg has been in operation. The city still contains many historic buildings, monuments and art work.

AMENITIES

The University of Central Missouri and Whiteman Air Force Base are the two major influencers of the local economy. Agriculture is the leading industry in Johnson County with 75 percent of the land in agricultural production. The county ranks among the top 10 in forage production acres, cattle inventory and sheep/goat sales. Modern medicine is available through Johnson County Community Health Services, Pathways Community Health and Western Missouri Medical Center. Warrensburg School District maintains a 14:1, student-to-teacher ratio integrating the latest technology in providing a comprehensive curriculum. UCM operates four colleges offering more than 150 areas of study to approximately 14,000 students.



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CLIMATE

Similar to the majority of the state, Warrensburg features a humid subtropical climate. The area averages 42 inches of rain, 13 inches of snow and 217 days of sunshine per year. There are four distinct seasons of weather with hot summers and cold winters.

RECREATION

Regardless of your lifestyle or interests, there is plenty of entertainment in Warrensburg and Johnson County. Warrensburg Community Center, Johnson County Historic Complex, Blind Boone Park and Old Drum’s Best Friends Dog Park are among the popular destinations. UCM features a variety of cultural performances and galleries. Nearby Knob Noster State Park offers 3,500 acres of fishing, camping, lakes and trails. Throughout the year you can also celebrations like Old Drum Dog Festival, Wings Over Whiteman Air Show, Johnson County Fair and Burg Fest.





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