“The Magic City”
Founded in 1866, Moberly’s explosive growth in 1873 earned it the title, “The Magic City.”
This largest city in Randolph County has a legacy of railroading lasting to this day.
Moberly is the product of an 1866 railroad auction. The Chariton and Randolph Railroad connected with the North Missouri Railroad Company here. With the coming of the Wabash Railroad Shops in 1873, Moberly seemed to spring from the prairie overnight, and was subsequently dubbed "The Magic City."
Find out more about Moberly's history by visiting the Historical Preservation Commission.
Moberly Population: 13,974