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The area where Raytown now lies was developed throughout the 19th century and early 20th century as pioneers moved westward along the Three Trails in search of available fertile lands and water. It was added to the state of Missouri at a cost of $800 by a treaty signed in 1826. Jackson County, named after President Andrew Jackson, was formed in 1827.

The pioneers and travelers moving westward down the Three Trails discovered an area of high, wooded ridges, in the Raytown area, that reminded them of their former homes in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The land was named Blue Ridge, with the bordering bodies of waters called the Big Blue and the Little Blue rivers.

The area where Raytown now lies was developed throughout the 19th century and early 20th century as pioneers moved westward along the Three Trails in search of available fertile lands and water. It was added to the state of Missouri at a cost of $800 by a treaty signed in 1826. Jackson County, named after President Andrew Jackson, was formed in 1827.

A large section of the county, Township 49, was accidentally not offered for sale when the other townships were, and so was called “The Lost Township”. People moved into the township and squatted until the township was surveyed and the land sold in 1843.

The pioneers and travelers moving westward down the Three Trails discovered an area of high, wooded ridges, in the Raytown area, that reminded them of their former homes in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The land was named Blue Ridge, with the bordering bodies of waters called the Big Blue and the Little Blue rivers.

The Rice-Tremonti Home, which still stands in Raytown today, was built on the Santa Fe Trail in 1844 by Archibald Rice and his family.

William Ray established a blacksmith shop on the Santa Fe Trail in Jackson County in about 1848. The settlement around the blacksmith shop was known first as “Ray’s Town” and later as “Raytown” in 1854. (Now Fox’s Drugs)

There is now a historical marker in Raytown at the corner of 63rd Street and Raytown Road showing the location of William Ray’s shop.

In 1860, residents of Jackson County petitioned the county for a better road to connect southern Jackson County with Independence in northern Jackson County. The result was Raytown Road, which led north from High Grove Road, crossed the Little Blue River at the “rockford” (now inundated by Longview Lake) and joined the Santa Fe Trail at William Ray’s blacksmith shop. Many portions of the original Raytown Road still are used today.

The Raytown C-2 School District operates public schools, including Raytown High School and Raytown South High School.

Raytown has a public library, a branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.97 square miles (25.82 km2), of which 9.93 square miles (25.72 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.

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Local Businesses

Restaurant 89 5.0 star rating 1 reviews
6623 Raytown Rd
Raytown, MO 64133

Breakfast & Lunch Lovers 4.5 star rating 169 reviews
6204 Raytown Trafficway
Raytown, MO 64133

(816) 886-5731

Harp Barbecue 4.5 star rating 36 reviews
6633 Raytown Rd
Raytown, MO 64133

Rincon Tarasco 4.5 star rating 37 reviews
7534 Raytown Rd
Raytown, MO 64138

(816) 886-5444

Rockin’ Tacos 5.0 star rating 8 reviews
6515 Railroad St
Raytown, MO 64133

(816) 610-9501

Newz Room Cafe 4.0 star rating 43 reviews
6020 Blue Ridge Blvd
Raytown, MO 64133

(816) 642-3735

Dirty Bird Bar & Grill 3.5 star rating 36 reviews
6600 Blue Ridge Blvd
Raytown, MO 64133

(816) 353-7465

Roots Seasonal Cuisine 4.5 star rating 16 reviews
940 NW Pryor Rd
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Lee's Summit, MO 64081

(816) 205-4746

The Irish Pub House 4.5 star rating 12 reviews
6332 Raytown Rd
Raytown, MO 64133

(816) 353-5700

Eclipse Bar & Grill 3.5 star rating 12 reviews
6512 Raytown Rd
Raytown, MO 64133

(816) 356-0550

Dirty Bird Bar & Grill 3.5 star rating 36 reviews
6600 Blue Ridge Blvd
Raytown, MO 64133

(816) 353-7465

Spanky's Sports Bar 4.5 star rating 4 reviews
5230 Blue Ridge Blvd
Raytown, MO 64133

(816) 737-1620

Lady's Sports Bar 5.0 star rating 1 reviews
6635 Raytown Rd
Raytown, MO 64133

(816) 965-3765

Score Sports Bar & Grill 4.5 star rating 24 reviews
9100 E 35th St S
Independence, MO 64052

(816) 358-5777

Lakewood Local 3.5 star rating 20 reviews
811 NE Lakewood Blvd
Lee's Summit, MO 64064

(816) 381-7904

Tool Shed Cocktail Lounge 3.5 star rating 8 reviews
14940 E US Hwy 40
Kansas City, MO 64136

(816) 373-1747

Hy-Vee 3.5 star rating 24 reviews
9400 E State Route 350
Raytown, MO 64133

(816) 358-9940

The Store/ Pollards Meat Market 4.5 star rating 10 reviews
6624 Raytown Rd
Raytown, MO 64133

(816) 356-8900

Sprouts Farmers Market 3.5 star rating 30 reviews
800 Route 291
Lee's Summit, MO 64086

(816) 272-7038

Walmart Supercenter 2.0 star rating 40 reviews
10300 E Hwy 350
Raytown, MO 64138

(816) 358-7790

McKeever's Market & Eatery 3.5 star rating 4 reviews
840 NW Pryor Rd
Lee's Summit, MO 64081

(816) 600-5950

Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh 2.5 star rating 4 reviews
9401 E 350th Hwy
Raytown, MO 64133

(816) 743-8069

Cosentino's Price Chopper 3.0 star rating 10 reviews
8700 E 63rd St
Kansas City, MO 64133

(816) 358-2270

Walmart Supercenter 2.0 star rating 36 reviews
1000 NE Sam Walton Ln
Lees Summit, MO 64086

(816) 246-4555

Rock Island Coffee 5.0 star rating 4 reviews
6515 Railroad St
Raytown, MO 64133

Serenity Cafe 4.5 star rating 24 reviews
6109 Blue Ridge Blvd
Raytown, MO 64133

(816) 737-9644