Educational needs are served by Harrisonville R-9 School District as well as several colleges and universities including University of Missouri – Kansas City, University of Central Missouri, Metropolitan Community College and Johnson County Community College. Cass Regional Medical Center is a general, acute-care facility serving Cass, Bates, Henry and Johnson counties. Significant portions of the workforce are employed by Wal-Mart, Cass Medical Center, Church & Dwight and Casco Area Workshop to name a few.
There are limitless opportunities for outdoor leisure such as Truman Lake, which is ideal for fishing, boating and swimming. Harry S. Truman State Park is graced with dramatic bluffs and breathtaking foliage. Enjoy hiking trails, picnic areas and campsites throughout the park. The upland forests, bottomland farms and marshes of rural Missouri make for excellent hunting, regardless of the season. World-class shopping, dining and entertainment is available at Zona Rosa Town Center and Country Club Plaza. Concerts at Sprint Center and games at Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City Chiefs) and Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City Royals) are popular pastimes. In Harrisonville, there are several annual events like the Log Cabin Festival, Mouse Races, Valentine’s Raffle and Boutique and Cass County Beerfest.
Harrisonville, the seat of Cass County, was founded in 1837. The town was named for Congressman Albert G. Harrison, who was instrumental in obtaining a land grant to create Harrisonville, MO. Robert A. Brown House, Harrisonville Courthouse Square Historic District and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church are distinct town structures located on the National Register of Historic Places.
The majority of precipitation is in the form of rain with 43 inches falling on average annually. Throughout the year you can expect an average of 215 days of sunshine in Harrisonville, MO. Weather consists of four seasons including warm summers and cool to cold winters.