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Mound City

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Mound City is a city in Holt County, Missouri, United States, centered near the interchange of Interstate 29 and Missouri Route 118. The population was 1,159 at the 2010 census, slightly down from the 1,193 people counted during the previous census.HistoryMound City was laid out in 1857 on mounds which overlook the Missouri River.GeographyMound City is located in the northwest corner of Missouri at (40.134594, -95.230778), at the southern end of the Loess Hills. It is named for the hills in the area. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.29sqmi, all of it land.Mound City is located in what was in the early 19th century considered to be unorganized Missouri Territory. In 1836, leaders of the Iowa, Sauk and Meskwaki peoples sold land that included what would become Mound City, as part of the 3149sqmi of the Platte Purchase.AttractionsMound City benefits economically from the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, which is about from the city. Since spring snow geese migration numbers first topped one million in March 2008, Mound City and the surrounding area have benefited from the nearly 300,000 visitors they have attracted, including thousands of hunters who hunt in the stubble of corn fields that surround the refuge.
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