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FOUNDED 1887

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Historic Coal Stop Between

Kansas City and Jefferson City

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​​Blackwater is a small town full of historic treasures! Incorporated in 1887, the Missouri Pacific Railroad surveyed the location for their "River Route" connecting Kansas City, Boonville, Jefferson City, and other eastern points. It is believed the name was derived by the local Indigenous, due to the rich, black soil in the bottom lands that runs along the river. With Blackwater listed on the National Register of Historic Places, you are sure to find many unique buildings that host shops and eateries. Venture off through town to find the phone museum, train depot, Veteran's Memorial Park, and the one-room schoolhouse turned antique store among many other local gems!

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