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Raymore, Missouri is in Cass County. Raymore Township was one of the last areas settled in Cass County, as there were no large creeks or trees. Prior to the Civil War, there were only three inhabitants of the township. Founded in 1871, Raymore was named for two of its first settlers, George Rae and Henry Moore. Rae and Moore were instrumental in building the Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield Railroad. No Civil War battles were fought in Raymore, but the town was used as a camping ground for both the Kansas Jayhawkers and Quantrill’s Raiders, and its crops and buildings were burned under Order Number 11. After the war, people returned to build the town. Platted in 1874, Raymore was incorporated in 1877, becoming a fourth-class city in 1988. The community had a population of just over two hundred in 1960 but, by 1980, its population topped three thousand, and in 2010, there were more than nineteen thousand people in the city. Raymore Township was one of the last areas settled in Cass County, as there were no large creeks or trees. Prior to the Civil War, there were only three inhabitants of the township. Raymore is situated east of Interstate Highway 49, and the city of Belton. Lake Winnebago and Greenwood are northeast of Raymore.

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