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Mission is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States. The population was 9,727 at the 2000 census. The city is a first-tier suburb in the Kansas City Metro. In 2003, Mission absorbed the neighboring city of Countryside.[citation needed]
The site where Mission now sits was once a rest stop for wagons moving westward on the Santa Fe Trail during the 19th Century.[citation needed] The clear spring water rising to the surface in present-day Mission made it an ideal place to collect drinking water for horses and travelers. For years the area was owned as a homestead by the Breyfogel family, who subdivided their land into 245 lots and sold them off in the early 20th Century.[citation needed] The town grew up slowly in the 1920s and 1930s, benefiting from its close proximity to Kansas City, Missouri.[citation needed] After World War II however, the town grew rapidly amid the post-war housing boom, as young families from Kansas City purchased their first homes.[citation needed] Today, the town retains this "post-war look," with small houses of different designs on large lots, in contrast to stereotypical neighborhoods of outer-ring suburbs.
Mission is located at 39°1′32″N 94°39′22″W / 39.02556°N 94.65611°W / 39.02556; -94.65611 (39.025572, -94.656056). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.6 km²), all of it land.

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