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Area Code 660

Where Is Area Code 660?

Updated: June 26th 2017

Area code 660 is the area code for Northern and Western Missouri. Area code 660 was put into place on October 12, 1997, and was created from a split of area code 816. Area code 660 is located in the Central Time Zone and covers 39 counties of Missouri.

Sedalia is located in Missouri and is the county seat of Pettis County. Sedalia is located approximately 30 miles south of the Missouri River. Summers are usually hot and humid while winters are generally cold. Going back in history, the city was founded in 1857 by George R. Smith. Post civil war, the city grew at a rapid pace when two railroads were constructed. Throughout much of the 19th century, the city was an important railhead for the cattle drives. During the late 19th century, Sedalia was a center of prostitution and brothels were distributed throughout the city. Today Sedalia has a population of 21,387 and the racial makeup of the city is 85.3% White, 9.0% Hispanic, 5.2% African American, and 0.7% Asian (2010 Census). Sedalia has an overall crime rate that well exceeds the Missouri average and the national average, therefore making Sedalia one of the most dangerous cities in Missouri. Sedalia is home to numerous trailer manufacturers and dealers. Points of interest in Sedalia include the Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site, the Katy Depot, the Pettis County Museum and Historical Society, and the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art. The Missouri State Fair and the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival are the two most popular events in Sedalia. The Missouri State Fair has been held in Sedalia since 1901 and includes daily concerts, animal exhibits, homemade crafts, and food stands. The Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival has been held in Sedalia since 1980 and is a musical event that celebrates the life and music of Scott Joplin.

Warrensburg is located in Missouri and is the county seat of Johnson County. Going back in history, the city was founded in 1835 by European-American settlers John and Martin Warren. In 1869, the killing of a hound dog, Old Drum, sparked a famous trial; a statue of Old Drum was erected in front of the Warrensburg Courthouse.

Today Warrensburg has a population of 18,838 and the racial makeup of the city is 85.3% White, 7.5% African American, 3.1% Hispanic, and 2.8% Asian (2010 Census). Warrensburg is not necessarily a dangerous city, but it does have its fair share of crime.

Kirksville is located in Missouri and is the county seat of Adair County. Going back in history, Kirksville was incorporated in 1857 and was named after Jesse Kirk, the city’s first postmaster. During the American Civil War, the Battle of Kirksville was fought August 6-9, 1862. On May 13, 2009, an EF2 tornado struck the northern edge of the city. Today Kirksville has a population of 17,505 and the racial makeup of the city is 92.3% White, 2.7% Hispanic, 2.4% Asian, and 2.2% African American (2010 Census). Kirksville has an overall crime rate that is slightly below the Missouri average and the national average, therefore making Kirksville a fairly safe city. The two universities located in Kirksville are Truman State University and A.T. Still University. Kirksville is home to some of the nation’s top hunting grounds and the Thousand Hills State Park, a 3,000-acre park with numerous attractions.

Major Cities In Area Code 660

Sedalia

Warrensburg

Kirksville

Moberly

Marshall

Moberly is located in Randolph County in Missouri. Going back in history, the city was founded in 1866 and was named after Colonel William E. Moberly. The city also had its fair share of racial violence between Whites and African Americans during the late 19th century and early 20th century. Today Moberly has a population of 13,974 and the racial makeup of the city is 86.4% White, 9.7% African American, 2.1% Hispanic, and 0.6% Asian (2010 Census). With an average overall crime rate, Moberly is for the most part a safe city. Points of interest in Moberly include Rothwell Park, Sugar Creek Lake, Thomas Hill Lake, the Rudolf Bennitt State Wildlife Area, and the Randolph County Historical Museum. Throughout the city there are numerous hunting grounds, antique shops, and Amish shops.



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