Kansas City, Missouri was officially incorporated as a town on June 1, 1850, and as a city on March 28, 1853.
The city is composed of several neighborhoods, including the River Market District in the north, the 18th and Vine District in the east, and the Country Club Plaza in the south.
Kansas City is also known for its cuisine (including its distinctive style of barbecue) and its craft breweries.
Kansas City Pioneer Square monument in Westport features Pony Express founder Alexander Majors, Westport/Kansas City founder John Calvin Mc Coy, and Mountain-man Jim Bridger who owned Chouteau's Store.
The first documented European visitor to Kansas City was Étienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont, who was also the first European to explore the lower Missouri River.
Along with Independence, it serves as one of the two county seats for Jackson County.
Major suburbs include the Missouri cities of Independence and Lee's Summit and the Kansas cities of Overland Park, Olathe, and Kansas City.On June 1, 1850 the town of Kansas was incorporated; shortly after came the establishment of the Kansas Territory.Confusion between the two ensued and the name Kansas City was assigned to distinguish them soon thereafter.Sitting on Missouri's western border, with Downtown near the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers, the modern city encompasses some 319.03 square miles (826.3 km), making it the 23rd largest city by total area in the United States.Most of the city lies within Jackson County, but portions spill into Clay, Cass, and Platte counties.(2) Any person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks another person commits the offense of stalking, a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s.