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The Turner neighborhood, southwest of downtown Kansas City, has an agreeable rural atmosphere. Rolling grassland and woodland, generally modest homes on large lots, and the many blocks without sidewalks combine to produce a relaxed suburban impression. The lightly populated neighborhood has a mixture of mostly older single-family homes, duplexes, and apartments.
Turner is bounded on the north by the tracks of the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railroad. South 59th Street is the boundary line on the west. On the south, Oak Grove Road and South 53rd Lane divide Turner from the neighborhoods of Hickory Hill Estates, Wellington Woods, and Mackoy’s Estates. On the east, the neighborhood boundary is South 51rst Street. Its zip code is 66106.
Neighborhood elementary schools include Turner and Oak Grove. Turner Middle School and Turner High School, which is spread out on a beautiful campus surrounded by oak groves and facing its own placid lake, also serve the community.
Almost directly across the road from the high school is Pierson County Park. This shady space has a 10-acre fishing lake, three picnic shelters, lighted tennis courts, a playground, and a meeting hall. At Pierson’s spray park, local children can cool off while they play in the mist on summer’s hottest days.
American Indians lived in the Turner area first; the old burial ground in the heart of the neighborhood is called the Shawnee Township Cemetery after the tribe. Later, Turner was a station on the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe railroad. The area never incorporated as a city. In 1966, it became a part of Kansas City.