Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Nevada (Missouri)

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NEVADA, a city of Missouri, the county-seat of Vernon co., 103 miles S. of Kansas City, and is situated on the Missouri Pacific, and the Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroads. Within its limits are several important mineral springs. It contains a Roman Catholic convent school, a State hospital for the insane and several other public and semi-public institutions. It is the center of an important agricultural and stock-raising industry. It has zinc smelters, iron works, flour and lumber mills. Pop. (1910) 7,175; (1920) 7,139.