Sedalia began as Sedville in 1860 when General George R. Smith brought with him the dream of bringing the railroad to west central Missouri. Sedalia soon thrived as the hub of activity. As the population grew, so did Sedalia. Today, Sedalia is defined as a micropolitan – meaning we offer small city living with big city appeal. Sedalia is centrally located in Missouri and easily accesses anywhere in the state. Major highways, 50 and 65, intersect in Sedalia making anywhere in Missouri accessible. Via West 50, Whiteman Air Force Base is 20 minutes away and Kansas City is only a hour away. Traveling south on 65, you can travel 30 minutes to the tranquility of the Truman Lake area, or visit Springfield 130 miles away.