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The city of Archie is in Cass County, Missouri. The town was platted in 1880 when the Missouri Pacific Railroad extended its tracks through the middle of Cass County, and named for Archie Talmage, the son of a railroad superintendent. The railroad reached the town in August of 1880, and within a month, Archie had a store and post office, drug store, lumber yard, and two saloons. By September, there was a restaurant, a livery stable, harness shop, grain elevator, blacksmith shop, two dry goods stores and two grocery stores. Merchants from two nearby towns, Austin and Everett, moved their businesses to Archie, although Austin remained a viable economic center for several years. Archie is located along I-49, which is also US Highway 71 and Missouri Highway 147. The city is north of Adrian and Bulter, south of Harrisonville, and east of the Kansas state line.

 

 

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