9001 W. 62nd St.Merriam, KS , MO , 66202
Phone: 913-322-550039° 1' 0.9192" N, 94° 41' 23.3376" W
Merriam Farmers' Market
The history of this community began between 1826 and 1833 when the Shawnee Indians were moved into this region from their settlements in the more desirable regions of Ohio and Missouri. They established themselves along the banks of the Kansas River and surrounding tributaries, including Turkey Creek in Merriam. Local missionaries were intent on upgrading the Shawnees’ lives by converting them to Christianity. The Quakers had worked hard among the Shawnees in the Ohio Valley, and as the tribe moved to lands that would become Johnson County, the Quakers followed and built a mission in 1836, located at today’s 61st and Hemlock in Merriam.