Community Overview

Welcome to Trenton, Missouri!

Trenton is the seat of Grundy County. Our population today is 6,001. Industry, education, agriculture and retail trade currently make up the economic base of our lovely community.

Located just 96 miles northeast of Kansas City, Trenton lies in an ideal spot for trade and travel. U.S. Highway 65 bypasses the city’s east edge, and Highway 6 runs directly through the downtown area, travels through the Amish community of Jamesport, and joins Highway 65 as it runs on its east-west course.

Evidence of the growth of Trenton in recent years includes new businesses, new homes, and the remodeling of existing structures. Our junior college is involved in a major fundraising campaign for extensive renovation and expansion. Trenton is a city of solid and substantial growth. It is one of the most desirable and attractive small cities in the Midwest.
You'll find the best of both worlds in Trenton, Missouri!

Trenton offers many recreational opportunities! Crowder State Park offers camping, boating, swimming, fishing and hiking facilities. Conveniently located, it is just four miles west of Trenton. A popular attraction of the Green Hills' Crank & Cruise trail bicycle events held each Spring. The trail is maintained by members of the Club and is a great place to come for a challenging bike ride (or hike) over our trails. Crowder is also home to Camp Rainbow, a camp for individuals with disabilities, that has been held every year for nearly 45 years. Camp Rainbow provides activities such as crafts, recreational games, swimming and water activities, group singing and a fellowship that differs from the campers' normal mode of life. Evening activities and entertainment includes singing groups, Indian dances, gymnastics and dances for the campers.
Beautiful Riverside Country Club is a very challenging nine-hole golf course, and it also includes a restaurant and swimming pool.

We have four municipal parks, an Aquatic Center, a football/soccer stadium, and the Ketcham Community Center (gym, exercise facilities, and more) add greatly to the regional sports facilities of the area.

The Hoover Theatre is home of the performing arts, and the Grundy County Museum provides an interesting look back in time.

City Recreation Includes:
• 4 City Parks
• Aquatic Center
• Basketball Courts
• Tennis Courts
• Baseball Fields
• Volleyball Court
• Football/Soccer Field
• Fitness Trail
• Horseshoe Pitching Court
• Private Golf Course
• Driving Range

If you're looking for fun, action, or a quiet, relaxing day of fishing or boating, then Trenton has the activity for you. For more information about what we have to offer, please call the Chamber office at 660-359-4234

The educational system starts off strong with the AA rated Trenton R-IX School District and offers continuing education with North Central Missouri College. The Jewett Norris Library has over 33,000 volumes within its walls, and the college library has an additional 15,000 volumes.

North Central Missouri College makes higher education accessible and affordable to residents from Trenton and throughout North Missouri. The Trenton R-IX School District with a AA certification includes S.M. Rissler Elementary, which has instruction for grades K-4; Middle School houses 5-8; and Trenton High School provides education for grades 9-12. There are two pre-schools.

Wright Memorial Hospital began treating patients at its new state-of-the-art facility on Tuesday, April 12. The 25-bed facility includes a nearly 60,000 square foot hospital and adjoining 12,000 square foot medical office building.Trenton is also the home base of LifeFlight Eagle.

Restaurants and Hotels
When you come to Trenton, bring your appetite. We offer a variety of menus to choose from.
We have one hotel named Country Inn.

Trenton Municipal Airport; 4400 foot hard surface lighted runway, jet fuel, hangar space available. Kansas City International Airport is 90 miles away with commercial air transportation.