VILLAGE OF CLAYCOMO HISTORY
The Village of Claycomo started as a 412 acre farm that belonged to the Barnes family. The farm was purchased by the Munger Investment Company who made plots and acreage. Roads were graded and streets were named after poets. Mr. Munger donated land for the McMurry United Methodist Church and Munger School. The Claycomo Improvement Association was formed and met in the Claycomo Sunday School. Mr. John Matheson was president. On November 21, 1946 the Village of Claycomo was incorporated. On April 24, 1951 the Village of Claycomo welcomed Ford Motor Company as a local business. In 1957 a special election passed and allowed for a city hall and fire station to be built. Currently the police and municipal offices share a building and the fire department stands on its own next to the library. The Village boasts a community building that can hold as many as 300 guests and has two parks for residents to enjoy, complete with shelter houses, tennis courts, soccer and ball fields.
Claycomo has come a long way from the its beginnings as farm land. Major interstates, I-435 and I-35 cross Claycomo’s limits and 69 Highway is the main thoroughfare, giving residents quick access to the Village's businesses and greater Kansas City area. Nearly 100 businesses call Claycomo home along with many other services that benefit residents and non-residents alike. The Village puts on events throughout the year to allow residents and employees to mingle and get to know each other. Concerts in the park, bon fires, and stream clean up are all opportunities for people to gather.
Claycomo offers ambulance services, a fully staffed fire department, 24/7 police protection, a municipal court, and a community dedicated to preserving and enhancing the parks.