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About Downtown Maryville logo


Established in 2015, the Maryville Downtown Improvement Organization is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the revitalization of Downtown Maryville, Missouri. Downtown Maryville follows the Main Street Four-Point Approach® to commercial district revitalization and is an accredited Main Street program. In Maryville, we’ve invested heavily in making our historic Main Street a vibrant and growing part of our community.

Maryville Downtown Improvement Organization is a community driven, nonprofit organization that utilizes the Four-Point Main Street Approach® to preserve, promote, revitalize, and enrich the economic landscape of downtown Maryville, Missouri.

Downtown Maryville will be celebrated as the heart of the community, where visitors and residents can experience a commercially vibrant, culturally rich, and inviting family destination.

Our board of directors are currently working to update our organization's strategic plan.  We are updating the plan that was adopted in 2017, with many of the goals in that plan already achieved.  As soon as the new strategic plan is adopted by our board, we will have it posted here.



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Maryville Public Library

Maryville History


On rolling prairie above the scenic One Hundred and Two River, Maryville was laid out in 1845, as the seat of newly organized Nodaway County. The town is named for settler, Mary House Graham, the wife of county commissioner Amos Graham. In 1905, the Northwest Missouri State College was founded by the state legislature as the Fifth District Normal School, which is today known as Northwest Missouri State University, home of the Bearcats.

In a grain and livestock farming county, Maryville developed as a marketing town and shipping point. As the railroads and agriculture grew, so did industries and the small, rural community.

Maryville is the birthplace of How to Win Friends and Influence People author Dale Carnegie.

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