The term "Shawnee Mission" is an identifying moniker used within
Johnson County, KS to refer to a large number of small cities located in the mostly NE quadrant of the county. Those cities include, but are not limited to, Mission, Merriam, Roeland Park, Westwood, Prairie Village, Mission Hills, Westwood Hills, Shawnee, Overland Park and Fairway.
It's hard to believe that in 1900, Johnson County had fewer people than Jewell County. Today, the area's population is exploding, and new office parks and subdivisions seem to sprout overnight.