Maryville, Missouri

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Maryville, Missouri
City
Nodaway County Courthouse, 2006
Nodaway County Courthouse, 2006
Location of city within Nodaway County and Missouri
Location of city within Nodaway County and Missouri
U.S. Census Map of Maryville
U.S. Census Map of Maryville
Coordinates: 40°20′43″N 94°52′16″W / 40.34528°N 94.87111°W / 40.34528; -94.87111Coordinates: 40°20′43″N 94°52′16″W / 40.34528°N 94.87111°W / 40.34528; -94.87111[1]
Country United States
State Missouri
County Nodaway
Platted 1845
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
 • Mayor James Fall [2]
 • City Manager Greg McDanel [3]
 • City Clerk Sheila Smail [3]
Area[4]
 • Total 5.80 sq mi (15.02 km2)
 • Land 5.77 sq mi (14.94 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,152 ft (351 m)
Population (2010)[5][6]
 • Total 11,972
 • Estimate (2012) 12,015
 • Density 2,074.9/sq mi (801.1/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64468 [7]
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-46640 [1]
GNIS feature ID 0721948 [1]
Website maryvillemo.org

Maryville is a city and county seat of Nodaway County, Missouri, United States.[1] As of the 2010 census, the city population was 11,972.[8][9] Maryville is home to Northwest Missouri State University, Northwest Technical School, and the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing.

History[edit]

Maryville was platted on September 1, 1845.[10] It was named for Mrs. Mary Graham, wife of Amos Graham, then the county clerk. Mary was the first woman of European descent to have lived within the boundaries of the site which would become Maryville.[11]

1931 lynching incident[edit]

In 1931, a notorious lynching occurred in Maryville when a mob burned alive African American Raymond Gunn, who had confessed to killing and attempting to rape a 20 year-old white school teacher. The lynching attracted national attention and was frequently invoked in the unsuccessful campaign to pass the Wagner-Costigan Bill, which would have made it a federal crime for law enforcement officials to refuse to try to prevent a lynching.[12][13][14][15]

2012 Legal Controversy[edit]

The Coleman Maryville case was a controversy in the United States concerning an incident that occurred in 2012. A significant controversy arose in Maryville in 2013 after the prosecution dropped felony charges related to two girls, aged 13 and 14. The 14 year old girl was found outside her home after two to three hours in freezing weather while her friend had gone inside to bed. The defendant, 17 at the time, is the grandson of a former state representative [16][17] The family of the 14 year old girl left Maryville due to alleged harassment from peers/local citizens. Their unsold house in Maryville burned almost a year after the Colemans moved away and was blamed on an electrical problem by the insurance company.[16]

Outrage in online communities soon followed when the story surrounding this case was revisited in October 2013.[18] On October 21, 2013, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Baker was picked to investigate the case.[19][20]

On January 9, 2014 special prosecutor Jean Peters-Baker, announced that due to lack of evidence no felony charges would be filed. This decision was announced after Peters-Baker had the alleged victim and family reinterviewed by an investigator from the Missouri Highway Patrol. In addition to the alleged victim's oldest brother's conflicting statements, the alleged victim "was asked if she believed Mr. Barnett could have been under the impression the reported sexual contact could have been consensual." The alleged victim replied, "'He was drinking too, so yeah he could have.'" [21] Mr. Barnett pled guilty to misdemeanor second-degree endangerment of the welfare of a child for leaving her outside of her house. In a statement delivered through Peters-Baker from the victim's attorney, the victim thanked her supporters and said she was glad Barnett "took responsibility" by pleading guilty to the endangerment charge. Baker also announced that this case is now closed.[22] This very week, the victim made a suicide attempt. [23] It was not the first one.[24]

The case for the younger victim was held in juvenile court and the then 15 year-old boy was sentenced for the assault.[25]

Geography[edit]

Maryville is located at 40°20′43″N 94°52′16″W / 40.34528°N 94.87111°W / 40.34528; -94.87111 (40.345353, -94.871199),[1] which is about 100 miles (160 km) north of the Kansas City metropolitan area. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.80 square miles (15.02 km2), of which, 5.77 square miles (14.94 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[4]

The One Hundred and Two River, located on the eastern side of the city, is the primary source of power and water for the city.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 6,834
1960 7,807 14.2%
1970 9,970 27.7%
1980 9,558 −4.1%
1990 10,663 11.6%
2000 10,581 −0.8%
2010 11,972 13.1%
Est. 2011 12,016 0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 11,972 people, 4,217 households, and 1,865 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,074.9 inhabitants per square mile (801.1 /km2). There were 4,543 housing units at an average density of 787.3 per square mile (304.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.3% White, 3.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.7% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 4,217 households of which 20.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.7% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 55.8% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the city was 22.7 years. 13.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 43.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.3% were from 25 to 44; 14.8% were from 45 to 64; and 11.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[26] of 2000, there were 10,581 people, 3,913 households, and 1,835 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,102.8 people per square mile (812.2/km²). There were 4,227 housing units at an average density of 840.0 per square mile (324.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.78% White, 1.48% African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.46% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.

There were 3,913 households out of which 20.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.4% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 53.1% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 14.0% under the age of 18, 41.4% from 18 to 24, 17.3% from 25 to 44, 14.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The mean age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.6 males.

The mean income for a household in the city was $29,043, and the mean income for a family was $43,906. Males had a mean income of $30,444 versus $22,444 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,483. About 10.3% of families and 23.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.3% of those under age 18 and 14.2% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest[edit]

Administration Building at Northwest Missouri State University, 2006
Mozingo Lake Golf Course, 2006
Mansion on South Vine Street where both of Maryville, Missouri governors (Albert P. Morehouse and Forrest C. Donnell) coincidentally lived, 2007
Maryville from US 136, 2008

Recreation[edit]

Maryville has ten city parks, which includes six baseball fields, several soccer and American football fields, a skate park, and a nature park. The city also maintains the Mozingo Lake Park and Golf Course. The golf course consists of 18 holes and is situated about the lake.

Government[edit]

The city of Maryville is governed by a city council consisting of five members who are elected at-large and serve terms of three years. There is no limit to the number of terms that one can serve on the council. Each year, one of the council members is selected to serve as the mayor of the city and another as the mayor pro tem.[2]

Education[edit]

Primary and secondary education[edit]

The Maryville R-II School District contains 3 separate buildings:

  • Maryville High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Maryville Middle School (Grades 5-8)
  • Eugene Field Elementary School (Grades Pre-K-4)

Maryville is also served by

Colleges[edit]

Maryville is also home to Northwest Missouri State University.

Media[edit]

Radio[edit]

Four licensed broadcast stations in the town are:

  • KNIM - 1580 AM - Oldies and Regional News
  • KZLX-LP - 106.7 FM - NWMSU Student Radio Station
  • KVVL - 97.1 FM - Oldies, Classic rock, and Regional Sports
  • KNIM 95.9 Pickup Country
  • KXCV - 90.5 FM - NWMSU University Radio Station: Classical/Jazz, National Public Radio, and Bearcat Radio Network (NWMSU Sports) Flagship Station

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

There are two U.S. Highways in Maryville. U.S. Route 71 and U.S. Route 136 intersect on the eastern side of the city. A branch of US 71, U.S. Route 71 Business, serves as the main street for the city. Route 46, Route 148, and Route V also provide access outside of the city.

Maryville is served by the Northwest Missouri Regional Airport, which is a general aviation airport with no commercial service.

Health care[edit]

Maryville is home of St. Francis Hospital and Health Services. [27]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Maryville, Missouri; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 24, 1980.
  2. ^ a b Mayor and Council; City of Maryville.
  3. ^ a b Administration Staff; City of Maryville.
  4. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  6. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  7. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  8. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  10. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1917). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 336. 
  11. ^ A Biographical History of Nodaway and Atchison Counties Missouri, Compendium on National Biography, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1901. Retrieved 2009-09-06.
  12. ^ Lawrence O. Christensen, ed. (1999). Dictionary of Missouri Biography. University of Missouri Press. pp. 359–361. ISBN 978-0826212221. 
  13. ^ "RACES: Lynching No. 1". Time. January 19, 1931. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Colter-Gunn Incident Bibliography". B. D. Owens Library, Northwest Missouri State University. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  15. ^ Raper, Arthur F. (2003). The Tragedy of Lynching (African American). Dover Publications. ISBN 978-0486430980. 
  16. ^ a b Arnett, Dugan (12 October 2013). Nightmare in Maryville: Teens’ sexual encounter ignites a firestorm against family, The Kansas City Star
  17. ^ (11 July 2013). Why Was The Maryville Rape Case Dropped?, KCUR-FM
  18. ^ David Von Drehle. Hackers Target Town After Dropped Sexual-Assault Case, Time, October 14, 2013
  19. ^ Special prosecutor appointed to investigate Missouri rape case; LA Times; October 21, 2013.
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  23. ^ Alter, Charlotte (2014-01-07). "Maryville Rape Case Teen Attempts Suicide". Time. 
  24. ^ "Maryville, Mo., Sexual Assault Case Comes to an End". ABC News. 2014-01-10. 
  25. ^ Green, Treye (2013-10-19). "Who Is Matthew Barnett? 7 Facts To Know About The Accused Maryville Rapist". International Business Times. 
  26. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  27. ^ St. Francis Hospital - History

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