Independence is a city in as well as the county seat of Jackson County, Missouri, and is currently home to a population of over 116,800 residents. Independence is currently the fourth-largest city by population in the state of Missouri and is considered a part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is home to over 2.34 million residents. Independence is known today as the “Queen City of Trails,” as it was the departure point for several major overland trails during westward expansion in the mid-to-late 19th century. Trails that started in Independence include the California, Oregon and Santa Fe Trails.

Independence was founded in 1827 and was named after the Declaration of Independence. It quickly grew into a prominent frontier town, mainly due to its location near the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers, which helped to open up trade routes, particularly of fur. The town was the westernmost in the United States when it was founded, and played a not-insubstantial role in the western theater of the U.S. Civil War – it was the site of two large battles between Union and Confederate forces in 1862 and 1864. The town is also the home of former President Harry Truman, and today is the site of the Truman Presidential Library and Museum.

During the summer months, average daily highs in Independence usually reach into the low-to-mid 80’s during the day, while overnight lows usually fall down into the mid-to-upper 60’s. During the winter months, average highs only reach into the low-to-mid 30’s during the day, with overnight lows often dropping down into the mid-teens. Snow and ice are relatively common during the winter months, which can have a negative impact on auto transportation to and from the city, but on the whole the roads are generally clear year-round, which makes it easier – and cheaper – for both you and your auto shipping company.

Independence is a wonderful place to live, and if you are looking for auto transport in Missouri, look no further than American Auto Shipping. One toll free call to 800-930-7417, or taking one minute to fill out our free online quote request form will get you a free quote to ship your vehicle right away. So call or go online today and see what American Auto Shipping can do for you!

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Independence Zip Codes Include:

64050, 64051, 64052, 64053, 64054, 64055, 64056, 64057, 64058

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