Why do people think Kansas City, Missouri is in Kansas?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Because it is called "Kansas" City. But, there is a Kansas City, Kansas and a Kansas City, MO. KCMO is larger.
Another thing is KCK was originally named Wyandotte City but the name was changed in the 1900's. The county KCK is in is called Wyandotte County.
Furthermore, Kansas City was first called Westport. The town of Westport moved further away from the river though due to flooding. Eventually as KCMO got larger it encapsulated Westport and Westport was annexed by Kansas City.
Kansas was the name of an indian tribe from the area. The first person to live in Kansas City was a french fur trader named Chouteau.
- Leah_WLv 51 decade ago
Because the name of the city is KANSAS City. It only makes logical sense to assume that KANSAS City is in Kansas. I think there is also some confusion because Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri are right next to each other on the boarder. They are practically the same city.
- •Poppy•Lv 71 decade ago
It probably has a lot to do with the fact that it is called KANSAS City. Some of the city is in Kansas, just not all of it.
- starshyne59Lv 51 decade ago
It would be logical to think Kansas City is in Kansas, especially if you don't live in the area. It is pretty confusing to have a Kansas City in both Missouri and Kansas.
I think Kansas City, MO should change its name, and stop all the confusion... lolSource(s): life, or something like it
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- bmwdriver11Lv 71 decade ago
Because Kansas City, Kansas is in Kansas I would guess.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
because the metro area covers both states. The official city limits are in missouri, but the metro area is deffinately in kansas too.
- tractordriver88Lv 41 decade ago
Probably the same reason that people would think that New York City is in the state of New York.
KC, KS and KC, MO are two legally different cities.
- 1 decade ago
People think Kansas City is in Kansas because they are Morons! Everyone in the world knows the only Kansas City that matters is in MISSOURI. I agree with George Carlin, we should put a huge fence around Kansas and move all violent criminals there, it isn't good for anything else.
- MOKSLv 61 decade ago
Why does Kelli Pinkler think Europe is a country?
- 1 decade ago
Because they went to public school.