Place:Pierce City, Lawrence, Missouri, United States


NamePierce City
Alt namesPeirce Citysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS29017704
Coordinates36.947°N 94.002°W
Located inLawrence, Missouri, United States
Contained Places
Pierce City Cemetery
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Pierce City, formerly Peirce City, is a city in Lawrence and Barry counties, in southwest Missouri, United States. The population was 1,292 at the 2010 census. In 2010, the town annexed property along Route 97 into Barry County to a point just north of U.S. Route 60.

Pierce City is notable for its white residents having driven out virtually all of its 300 black residents in 1901, after a lynch mob killed three black men who were suspects in a murder of a white woman. Whites took over the land and property left by the blacks, and the events were treated as secret for decades. The city has remained overwhelmingly white in population.

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