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About SedaliaGen. George R. Smith bought 1,000 acres along the Pacific Railroad right of way for $13 per acre in 1857, and named the town he platted Sedville in honor of his daughter Sarah, whom he affectionately referred to as Sed. Three years later Smith filed a larger plat that included Sedville and named the new town Sedalia.

In June one of the best-known ragtime composers is saluted at the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival. The products of Missouri's fields and factories are showcased at the State Fair, held in August.

A trailhead leading to Katy Trail State Park is just east of town.

Visitor Centers Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce 600 E. Third St. Sedalia, MO 65301-4499. Phone:(660)826-2222

Self-guiding ToursWalking tour brochures of the downtown historic district are available from the chamber of commerce.

Things to Do Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art

Katy Depot Historic Site

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Sedalia, MO

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