Shoal Brook II

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Shoal Brook II

About our association

Mission Statement

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

The heart and soul of any organization is the enthusiasm and creativity of its active members. Shoal Brook II offers you the opportunity to make a positive difference in your surrounding.

What we are
Shoal Brook II Neighborhood Association is a volunteer group of residents. We have a board of directors and meet regularly as a board and as an organization to exchange ideas, decide on projects and priorities, propose solutions and make plans affecting the neighborhood.

Purpose and Activities
We act as a conduit to provide the neighborhood with information about local developments, crime prevention, lobbying city government, and to generally educate and entertain our citizens through our newsletter and quarterly meetings. Our goal is to build awareness and pride in the neighborhood, ensure enforcement of city codes and ordinances, encourage maintenance and improvement of property, promote safety and security, be aware of the needs of residents and be available for assistance, and to cooperate with other neighborhood and community organizations within the community.

What we are not
We do not take sides in neighborhood disputes or air personal issues at meetings. We are not lawyers, police or government


Hughes History


In the early 1800’s, the Federal government gave out land grants to pioneers wishing to settle the western states, Missouri being the most westernly when it became a state in 1821. Clay County was organized in honor of Kentucky statesman and slave owner, Henry Clay. Most Clay County farmers grew cotton, tobacco and hemp; raised pigs, horses and mules and relied on slave labor to help with the farming.

Pioneer Daniel Hughes, a Kentuckian, came to this area in 1823, met and married Elizabeth Woods, a fellow Kentuckian and in 1825 was granted land in Gallatin Township located 3 miles north of US 69 (Vivion Road) on old Antioch Road. Daniel and others built the Big Shoal Primitive Baptist Church just west of the Hughes farm, so named for the stream that flowed nearby. They also built Big Shoal School to the south of the farm. The nearby settlement of Acme Springs had a post office, blacksmith shop and a small grocery. Another school, Sugar Tree Academy was located at what is now the northwest corner of N. Vivion and N. Brighton.

Descendants of Daniel Hughes owned the original homestead, which once extended from 72nd street north to 80th street along N. Antioch, until portions were sold in 1974 for the development of Shoal Brook, Shoal Brook II and Claybrook subdivisions.

The original home built by Daniel Hughes is now located at the Shoal Creek Living History Center in Hodge Park.


Shoal Creek Living History Center
Clay County Slavery


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