Kirksville

Kirksville, city (1990 pop. 17,152), seat of Adair co., N Mo. inc. 1857. A processing, trade, and shipping center for a farm area (corn, soybeans, sheep, cattle, hogs), Kirksville also has light manufacturing. Andrew Taylor Still founded the first school of osteopathy there in 1892 it is now the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Northeast Missouri State Univ. is also in the city, and Thousand Hills State Park is nearby.

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