Pettis County

Pettis County, Missouri

415 S Ohio St
Sedalia, MO 65301
Phone: (660) 826-5395
Fax: (660) 829-0717

In west-central MO, southwest of Columbia; organized Jan 26, 1833 from Saline and Cooper counties. Name Origin: For Spencer Darwin Pettis (1802-31), U.S. representative from MO (1829-31) killed in a duel with Maj. Thomas Biddle

Area (sq mi):: 686.34 (land 684.82; water 1.52) Population per square mile: 58.60
Population 2005: 40,121 State rank: 27 Population change: 2000-20005 1.80%; 1990-2000 11.20% Population 2000: 39,403 (White 90.90%; Black or African American 3.00%; Hispanic or Latino 3.90%; Asian 0.40%; Other 4.60%). Foreign born: 2.90%. Median age: 36.40
Income 2000: per capita $16,251; median household $31,822; Population below poverty level: 12.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,849-$24,813
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 18.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Sedalia County seat (20,196)

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    On April 16, a three-judge panel from the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District heard arguments from Patricia "Patty" Prewitt that the court should overturn a Pettis County judge's decision denying her post-conviction motion to test the evidence for DNA.
    "We're honored to be selected as this year's Sedalia Showcase and have enjoyed partnering with the Sedalia and Pettis County Economic Development Office for this event," said Dan Nowlin, Vice President of Operations for Load King's Sedalia facilities.
    "The project was spearheaded by Pettis County Oral Health Coordinator Jeanean Sieving and Renee Fiquet-Freeman and Kim Langdon, who were coordinator and faculty of the State Fair Community College Dental Hygiene Program at the time," said Caryn Tierney, RDH, BS, MTL, current project leader.
    The Missouri Department of Economic Development awarded Pettis County a $1.6 million community development block grant to assist the college with the construction of a waste-to-energy system that will capture methane gas from the Pettis County landfill and convert it to electricity, officials said.
    The city's solid local economy that serves as a regional employment and economic hub for Pettis County in west-central Missouri is another factor supporting its credit quality, the agency added.
    The project started in Pettis County and has spread to several other counties.
    The setting is Sedalia, in Pettis County, Missouri, from roughly the 1820s to 1890.
    District Court for the Western District of Missouri, raising civil-rights and civil-conspiracy claims against McEvoy and Clay County, as well as Ray County, Ray County Collector Julie Chowning, Pettis County and Pettis County Collector Marsha Boeschen.
    The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will host a public hearing July 1 on a draft construction permit to expand the Central Missouri Landfill in Pettis County.
    A Pettis County jury convicted Brandolese in May 2017.