Cincy Mayor Fact Checked For Spreading Misinformation About Kansas City

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The proclamation reads, in part, “Whereas, Kansas City is named after its neighboring state-which is, you know, just kind of weird.”

There’s just one problem: Kansas City isn’t named after the state of Kansas. Not even close. In fact, the city of Kansas City was incorporated in 1853, eight years before Kansas became the 34th state on January 29, 1861.

The city was initially called the City of Kansas, but became Kansas City in 1889.

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