Pecan Capital of Missouri

As the official Pecan Capital of Missouri, our area is known for its top-quality production of distinctively flavorful native pecans, specially sourced from ingredients manufacturers, exported internationally, and sold locally in retail shops.


Given our location on the Grand River, only three miles from the Missouri River, Brunswick offers outdoor enthusiasts access to camping, fishing, hunting, and trapping, as well as boating and kayaking opportunities.


Our community also intersects with multiple points in history. Lewis and Clark passed through here in 1804. The Pottawatomie Indian Tribe crossed our waters in 1838 during the Trail of Death march. And Brunswick’s community grew in numbers as our German ancestors immigrated to the US and moved westward into Chariton County, now recognized as the northwestern-most county of the German Heritage Corridor of Missouri.


A rural Missouri destination, our vibrant town welcomes former residents, families and community groups for day trips and weekend getaways.




Chariton County Seat

In 1833, preacher and entrepreneur James Keyte donated land to allow a small community to escape repeated flooding. Keytesville, as the town became known, underwent a boom in population and became the county seat. Over the years the town has been the home of Confederate General Sterling Price and birthplace of General Maxwell Taylor and sports star Cal Hubbard.


Each September Keytesville hosts Sterling Price Days, a weekend event featuring a parade, crafts, food and more. The Maxwell Taylor Park provides RV hook-ups, a fishing lake, and picnic areas. Sterling Price Park, the Log Cabin, and the Sterling Price Museum highlight Keytesville's history.   -


Gateway to Swan Lake

Mendon was laid out in 1871 by Christopher Shupe.  However, the area had previously had some homes, and businesses were in operation in the area several years prior to the town plat actually being filed. Among the earliest was a general store built around 1865 by Mr. Bostich and Mr. Eastman.


Although the Santa Fe railroad still passes through regularly, little remains of Mendon's business community.


Education for the town and surrounding rural area is provided by Northwestern High School..


Mendon's proximity to the Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge has proven a source of income for the community, with business catering to waterfowl hunters who come to the region.   -



From Prairie to Prosperity

We are proud of our city with its many amenities to offer to the residents as well as the friendliness in our community.  While visiting in this area, please stop and visit and enjoy our hospitality.


There are many fine merchants and service providers that call Salisbury home. Our major industry is farming so there are many agriculture related business. The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce is very active in promoting the local merchants and the City of Salisbury.


Our main goal is to provide a safe and fun environment for the residents and visitors of Salisbury to enjoy.






City Offices:   660-548-3028


Kanas City Power & Light:    660-548-3144

Empire District Gas Co:      800-424-0427

Missouri American Water Co: 660-548-9800



City Offices:   660-288-3745



City Offices:   660-388-6197


Water Dept:   660-388-6197

Electric Dept:   660-388-6197

Sewer:    660-388-6197


County Commission:  660-288-3200

County Clerk:   660-288-3273

Assessor:   660-288-3873

Treasurer:    660-288-3789




Thomas Hill PWSD:  660-263-6603

PWSD #3 of Chariton-Linn Co: 660-258-5606



Ameren Missouri:  877-426-3736

KCP&L:    660-548-3144

Howard County Electric Co-op: 660-248-3311

Farmers’ Electric Co-op:  660-646-4281


Moberly Area Community College  -  24 Minutes

Merrell University - Beauty Arts  -  26 Minutes

Central Christian College of the Bible  -  29 Minutes

Central Methodist University  -  34 Minutes

Grand River Welding Institute  -  47 Minutes

Missouri Valley College  -  55 Minutes

William Woods University  -  1 Hour  3 Minutes

Bryan University  -  1 Hour  3 Minutes

Columbia College  -  1 Hour  4 Minutes

Stephens College  -  1 Hour  5 Minutes

University of Missouri - Columbia  -  1 Hour  8 Minutes

Grand River Technical College  -  1 Hour  13 Minutes

Truman State University  -  1 Hour  16 Minutes

University of Central Missouri  -  1 Hour  52 Minutes