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Welcome to Kirksville ...

The city of Kirksville is located in Adair County<1> and is the County Seat for Adair County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kirksville has a population of 17,602 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Kirksville.

Kirksville is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Kirksville lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Kirksville: (660)

The ZIP code for Kirksville: 63501<4>

Websites for Kirksville ...

Official Website:   www.kirksvillecity.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.kirksvillechamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kirksville had an population of 17,602 people. This is an increase of 0.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kirksville had a population of 17,505 people (which is 68.36% of the total population of Adair County). This makes Kirksville the county's most populous community.

The population of Kirksville represents 0.29% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 41st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,505 people, the population of Kirksville increased 3.04% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 16,988 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Kirksville.

Adding Kirksville to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Kirksville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Kirksville elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Kirksville on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Kirksville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Kirksville - they are located in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Kirksville.

Communities near Kirksville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Kirksville.

  • La Plata [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Plata
    • La Plata [Macon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Kirksville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,308 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Plata
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Plata<6>
  • Queen City [Schuyler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queen City
    • Queen City [Schuyler County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Kirksville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 625 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queen City
  • Greentop [Schuyler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greentop
    • Greentop [Schuyler County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Kirksville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 459 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greentop
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greentop<6>
  • Novinger [Adair County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Novinger
    • Novinger [Adair County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Kirksville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 433 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Novinger have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Novinger
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brashear [Adair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brashear
      • Brashear [Adair County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Kirksville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brashear have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brashear
    • Greencastle [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greencastle
      • Greencastle [Sullivan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Kirksville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 246 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greencastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greencastle<6>
    • Hurdland [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurdland
      • Hurdland [Knox County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Kirksville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 157 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurdland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurdland
    • Gibbs [Adair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibbs
      • Gibbs [Adair County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Kirksville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 102 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibbs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibbs<6>
    • Millard [Adair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millard
      • Millard [Adair County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Kirksville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 85 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millard have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millard
    • Worthington [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worthington
      • Worthington [Putnam County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Kirksville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 82 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worthington

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kirksville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kirksville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kirksville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Kirksville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kirksville. Our list includes 22 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Kirksville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kirksville ...

Looking for more information about Kirksville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Kirksville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Kirksville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Missouri

About Adair County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kirksville: www.kirksvillecity.com/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Adair, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kirksville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kirksville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Kirksville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kirksville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kirksville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kirksville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kirksville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kirksville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1947, Longitude: -92.5821    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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