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A neighborhood within the area of Kansas City, Kansas was the former unincorporated community of Wyandotte County that is also similar to Piper, Kansas called Turner. In the 19th century, Cyprian Chouteau established the first trading post in this locale. It was the American Fur Company trading house located near 55th and Speaker Road. The original Shawnee Methodist Mission was built in 1830 near the heart of the Turner community.

Reverend Thomas Johnson established the mission for the Shawnee, and it was located at 5100 block of Edgehill Drive. The mission was open until 1839 when the Mission school institution was built in Johnson County. The Delaware Crossing was where the old Indian trail met the waters of the Kaw River.

During the 20th century, A major flood in 1903 hit Turner. Where the neighborhood rebuilds and built new general stores, money order office, a school, telegraph, and express facilities. Historically, the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway went through Argentine in Turner as well as the Kaw Valley. From the railroad yard within Argentine, the railroad cars would be turned around the Farmer train platform.


Golden Bear mascot was adopted for the school and the whole community of Turner in 1886. Turner also has successfully established and gained trust when it comes to education to the youth of Turner. Some of these schools are:

  • Turner High School
  • Turner Middle School
  • Turner Primary
  • Junction Primary
  • Oak Grove Primary EZ Kansas City Junk Removal
  • Midland Trail Primary
  • Sixth Grade Academy

Nearby Places

Aquatic Center

The Turner Aquatic Center is an eight-lane state-of-the-art aquatic facility with an attached zero-depth entry pool. The Aquatic Center is operated year-round in a climate-controlled environment and is located inside Turner High School. The aquatic facility is home to many activities including; swim lessons, rentals, water exercise programs, lap swimming, summer swim team, and community swim time.

Address: 2211 S 55th St, Kansas City, KS

Amigos Grill and Cantina

A family-friendly, KCK neighborhood restaurant serving mouth-watering Mexican food and the best Margaritas you’ve ever tasted. Whether it’s the El Paso Chimichanga or their Deep-Fried Flour Tacos, you’ll experience authentic flavors, fresh ingredients, and portions big enough to share. Expect Mexican food at a price you won’t believe, Amigos Grill got you covered. Their lunch specials rotate daily Monday through Friday and come with your choice of a delicious side. The offerings may change but at Amigos, they’re always serving up big flavors.

Address: 2737 S 47th St, Kansas City, KS

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