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“Rural Living At Its Best”

Bethany is a vibrant and growing part of Northwest Missouri, right next door to Southern Iowa. With an I-35 location that’s one hour in either direction from Kansas City, MO or Des Moines, IA, Bethany is in an ideal spot for travel or trade as are the neighboring communities of Albany, MO and Princeton, MO. Northwest Missouri is an affordable place to live near modern services and conveniences.


Throughout Harrison, Gentry and Mercer Counties you will find attractions, events and recreation.

In Bethany there’s Babe Adams Mural and Cuddy Home honoring the community’s heritage, while the Northwest Missouri State Fair, Scare-On-The-Square and 4th of July Celebration are popular Bethany events. As the home and birthplace of Calamity Jane Princeton hosts the Calamity Jane Days Fall Festival each year.

Outdoor adventure includes Bethany Country Club, offering a 9-hole golf course and swimming pool area. Harrison County is recognized for its top-quality hunting of deer, turkey, pheasant and quail. The Dunn Ranch and Pawnee Prairie offer nature preserves and primitive camping. Albany includes a 9-hole golf course in addition to baseball/softball fields, soccer fields, a sand volleyball court and the “Connect and Keep Fit Trail.” Each community also offers city parks for outdoor leisure.


South Harrison County School District, Princeton School District and Albany School District serve K-12 students in the respective communities of Bethany, Princeton and Albany. Higher education institutions such as Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa, North Central Missouri College in Trenton, Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville and Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph are all accessible from these Northwest Missouri communities.


Harrison County Community Hospital provides complete healthcare services with 20 beds and three medical clinics. HCCH provides high-quality service featuring a staff of patient-focused professionals who place an emphasis on patient satisfaction.

Similar to the rest of Northwest Missouri, Harrison County, Gentry County and Mercer County, feature economic conditions favorable for the retail trade, construction and agricultural industries.


Harrison County was first settled around 1838 with many settling along Sugar Creek in the Bethany area. It took several days before it was determined that Bethany, which was originally called Dallas, would be the county seat. Railroads reached Bethany in the late 1800s and industry also played a vital role in the community’s growth which was once one of the best trading posts in Northwest Missouri.


Four very distinct seasons of weather are featured within this humid subtropical/continental climate. The average high temperature is 62, while the low is 40 annually. The average precipitation is 38 inches, including 26 inches of snowfall.

United Country – Nelson Real Estate & Auction Company are experts of Missouri and Iowa real estate. We offer an extensive selection of property as well as the powerful marketing tools and services to meet whatever your needs may be. Contact our office in Bethany and let us help you make Northwest Missouri your new home.