Fun Facts

Lee’s Summit Hatchery, Second Street, between SW Main and Market 1930s (Copyright: Lee’s Summit Historical Society)

Lee’s Summit

  • Incorporated:  1877
  • Charter Form of Government
  • Population growth from 8,267 in 1960 to about 96,000 in 2016
  • Current city area is 65.9 square miles
  • William B. Howard is the founding father of Lee’s Summit.
  • William H. Colbern was a Brigadier General.
  • James M. Ware designed the City logo in 1976.
  • The new City logo and brand tagline, Yours Truly, was approved by the City Council in 2012.