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Overview of Missouri Geography and Culture

Missouri is located almost at the exact center of the United States.

Surrounded by Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas, it borders the largest number of other states for any state in the country (though tied with Tennessee). It is a medium-sized state and has a population of over 6 million. Its most populated cities are St. Louis and Kansas City. Jefferson City is Missouri’s capital and the political focal point of the state. The St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and various Mizzou teams are some of the state’s main features in sports. Missouri has numerous highways spanning most or all of the state, including the Historic Route 66. A few notable people from the state are Check Berry, Maya Angelou, Mark Twain, and Harry Truman. With numerous law schools, many come here to become a Missouri injury lawyer.

If you didn’t already know, Missouri is a hidden gem.


Missouri Facts, Cities, and General Info

If you’ve never been, you may not know where to go or what to do. Luckily, there’s no shortage of things to do and places to see in this Midwestern state. You can’t go wrong with St. Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, or Branson.

St. Louis is a melting pot of sorts, each of its suburbs and towns unique from one another. The Hill is unmistakably Italian while Soulard has strong traces of southern tradition and culture. The Gateway Arch is of course a highlight, as well. The St. Louis area has lots of wonderful places to live, and just taking a stroll will have you hooked.

Kansas City is like St. Louis’s cousin. Though a bit more flashy, it’s a safe and well-maintained city. Kansas City is keen on jazz music, barbecue, and the performing arts. Even Walt Disney took a liking to the town as it’s where he founded his first animation company. Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri and a geographic transition into the state of Kansas. Give it a look if you’re ever nearby.

Jefferson City is Missouri’s capital. It’s a necessary stop for the politically inclined. Government jobs are the most common type in Jeff City. Lincoln University, Columbia College, William Woods, Metro Business College, and Merrell University all reside here. Jefferson City is great for tourism.

And the best for last is Branson. Branson is a somewhat secluded city in Missouri that is made for entertainment. Casinos, circuses, museums, river sports, lodges, and many other attractions make it a worthy vacation spot. It’s like the Las Vegas of the Midwest—in a good way. If you’re looking for a fun and novel getaway, Branson is for you.


Missouri Fun Facts

You could write a Thesaurus just about Missouri's many famous people, events, and geography.

Here are some interesting facts that’ll tickle your funny bone:

  • Missouri has thousands of caves.
  • The first Summer Olympics were in Missouri in 1904.
  • The state suffered some of the worst recorded earthquakes during the 19th century.
  • Missouri was named after a Native American tribe.
  • St. Louis was a French trading post.
  • Missouri’s highest point stands at nearly 1,800 feet.
  • Daniel Boone was a longtime resident of Missouri.
  • A Missouri injury lawyer resides in nearly every city.


Missouri Injury Statistics

As a whole, Missouri's mix of rural areas, urban areas, highways, and backroads create a deadly combo for drivers. Despite relevant safety measures, accidents continue to happen.

Here are some statistics from 2011:

  • More than 6,000 Missourians are injured per year in traffic accidents, with more than 800 fatalities and 150,000 total accidents.
  • Drivers and passengers are the most likely to get hurt.
  • Jackson County and St. Louis County experience the most crashes.
  • Excessive speed is the number one cause of an accident, followed by trailing too close to another vehicle.
  • One third of traffic fatalities in Missouri involve an intoxicated person.
  • 100% of victims are glad they reached out to a Missouri injury lawyer.


Missouri & Safety

The leading causes of death in Missouri are heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, accidents, stroke, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, kidney disease, and pneumonia. In Missouri alone, these causes accounted for almost 50,000 deaths in 2017. The state’s rate of kidney disease is the 4th worst in the country.

An epidemic currently facing the population is unforeseen injury or death from publicly sold drugs. In recent years a number of companies have released products that omit the substance’s potential health effects from its advertising. TorHoerman Law has found products like talcum powder, JUUL, Diacetyl, Roundup, Truvada, and antidepressants to be problematic. The side effects of these drugs vary and can be fatal. Many of these companies are currently facing lawsuits, and THLaw is fighting for the victims.


Win Back Your Life With TorHoerman Law

Desperate for compensation after an accident?

The attorneys at THLaw are experts in personal injury litigation. We’ll gather evidence, assess damages, and determine compensation. If your case makes it to trial, we’ll represent you in court and guide you through every step of the process.

By calling 1-888-508-6752 you can schedule a free consultation, and we’ll look at your case at no charge. A Missouri injury lawyer is just a call away.



Traffic & Highway Safety. “State of Missouri 2013 Highway Safety Plan & Performance Plan.” NHTSA, MoDOT, 2013,

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. “Stats of the State of Missouri.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

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