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Kirksville, the county seat of Adair County, is located in the Chariton Valley Region of Northeast Missouri, approximately 168 miles northeast of Kansas City Missouri, 204 miles northwest of St. Louis, Missouri and 90 miles north of Columbia Missouri.

The great outdoors surround Kirksville, including three large state conservation areas: Big Creek, Sugar Creek and Montgomery Woods, along with muskellunge fishing at Hazel Creek Lake and camping & water recreation at Thousand Hills State Park.

Kirksville is home to Truman State University. Founded in 1867, Truman State has the distinction of being Missouri’s only highly selective statewide public liberal arts and sciences university.

Kirksville is also home to the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Founded in 1892 by Dr. A.T. Still, it was the world’s first osteopathic college.

With a population of over 17,000, Kirksville is the shopping, health care, education, hunting and fishing center of Northeast Missouri.

Area Climate (Degrees Fahrenheit)  
Jan 33 14 23    
May 74 51 63    
Jul 88 65 76    
Sep 78 54 66    
Nov 51 31 41