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Independence in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

“The Neck”

Truman Historic Walking Tour Stop 22

 
 
"The Neck" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2011
1. "The Neck" Marker
Inscription.
This site overlooks the old "neck," the African-American neighborhood razed during Urban Renewal and replaced with McCoy Park. Many prominent families were served by residents of this community.
 
Erected by City of Independence and Bill and Annette Curtis. (Marker Number 22.)
 
Location. 39° 6.042′ N, 94° 25.415′ W. Marker is in Independence, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of North Delaware Street and Northwest Parkway, on the right when traveling south on North Delaware Street. Touch for map. Marker is in the sidewalk on the west side of Delaware Street. Marker is in this post office area: Independence MO 64050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harry S. Truman Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Independence (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liberty Bell Replica Marker (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Harry S. Truman Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Truman Library Veterans Memorial Carillon (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Eternal Flame of Freedom
"The Neck" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2011
2. "The Neck" Marker
In sidewalk at right foreground. McCoy Park is in the distance.
(approx. mile away); Harry S. Truman Grave (approx. mile away); Truman House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
 
Also see . . .  Truman Walking Tour. (Submitted on July 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 632 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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