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James Country Mercantile started life in 1985 as James Country Muzzleloading, right in the heart of the area which bred and nurtured Frank and Jesse James.

James Country Mercantile is now one of the largest sutleries in existence, offering a full line of historically accurate goods, custom sewing, research, consultation, and associated services.

Located just north of the Historic Square downtown:

111 N. Main St.
Liberty, MO 64068



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Construction Update: I-35/152 Bridge and Corresponding Kansas Street Project
For information about the project, including map of the project area, please click here.

MORE ON CONSTRUCTION: According to MO-DOT, the Highway 152 bridge over I-35 should be open by the end of August. YEAH!!! There will still be construction on 152 east of I-35, but at least the bridge will be open. If you want to avoid the construction on Kansas Street/Highway 152, use Exit #20 off I-35, which is Lightburne, follow Lightburne east to Mississippi and then west to Main Street. The construction on Kansas/152 is not scheduled to be completed until August 2020. (All of this is weather dependant.) Alternate routes to reach us are:

From the East and South:  Take 291 North into Liberty - turning at the Y from 291 onto Leonard Street, at the Pour Boy Gas Station.  Follow Leonard until you cross the tracks and intersect with Mill Street.  Continue across Mill, and the street is now Lightburne.  Follow Lightburne 3 block to Mississipipi.  Turn left on Mississippi and follow it west until you come to Main Street - one block after the stop sign.  Turn left on Main and come down to the block to us.  
From the North:  Take exit 20 from I-35, turning east onto Lightburne Street.  Cross the 69 Highway intersection by the new Shell Station, following Lightburne for about 2 miles.  Once you get into the city of Liberty, watch for Mississippi Street.  Turn right onto Mississippi and follow it west until you come to Main Street - one block after the stop sign.  Turn left on Main and come down the block to us. 
From the Southwest: at this point, you can continue up I-35 to Liberty. DO NOT use Exit #16, which is the Highway 152 exit -- this is where the construction mess is starting. Continue on I-35 north to Exit #20, just past Liberty Hospital. At the bottom of the exit ramp (Lightburne), turn right and follow Lightburne east into Liberty. At Mississippi Street, turn right and follow Mississippi west to the stop sign. Go one more block to Main Street and turn left -- we're on the left side of the street.
From the West: Highway 152 east to Liberty is your best bet -- but at Flintlock Rd., turn left/north and follow this to the intersection with Highway 291/Cookingham. Turn right and follow 291 to the intersection with I-35. Take I-35 north to the next exit, #20 -- then follow the instructions for "from the southwest".

From the Northwest: As you come down I-29, you take I-435 or Highway 291 (the more scenic route). If you take I-435, once it makes the big bend and turns to the south, you will see an exit for "I-35/Cookingham/Highway 291" -- take this exit. At the top of the exit ramp, turn right and follow Highway 291 east to I-35. The, follow the instruction for "the west" and "the southwest" to Exit #20 from I-35, to Lightburne to Mississippi.

-- Del and Jean

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We find ourselves overstocked with busks, so---from now till December 24, all busks are only $15 each!  These are regularly $22 or more.    We have 12", 13" and 14" lengths - the special is limited to stock on hand.  Combine this with our free shipping thru December 22, and you'll get a GREAT DEAL!  

Custom-made Ball Gowns!
We have just received 2 custom-made ball gowns on consignment. Both gowns were made by Suzi Matthews of the Kansas City area some 25 years ago -- the photos were taken at annual Civil War balls in Missouri back then. The gowns are still like new. The magenta gown includes a matching cloak, which is not really visible in photo. Click for enlargement. Price for either gown is $300 -- both can be seen in the store at 111 N. Main, downtown Liberty, MO.

Sorry, guys, the guy's uniform is not available at this time.

It's Here!
The Buckaroo Bobbins Western Heritage Shirt pattern is finally here! Back in stock and available online in our Patterns section.

Effective immediately:
All Heidi Marsh and Harriet Engler patterns are 20% off regular price.

Limited to stock on hand -- no special orders. Get yours while supplies last.
Discount will be taken upon shipping.

OK - I've been stashing fabric for over 20 years now - saving a least 1/4 yard pieces of every bolt we've ever bought, to make the 1800s clothing.   Figured I'd use it in classes, for samples, whatever.  Yeah, right!! The shelves are full to overflowing - it's time to destash!   Our "hoarding" is now your gain!

The photo shows the contents of the first box we've sorted thru.  We've got real fat quarters, regular 1/4 yard pieces, and many pieces of 1 to 5 yards.  Fat Quarters and 1/4 yard pieces are $1 each; larger pieces are $5/yard.  I have at least 5 more boxes to sort thru.

Everything will be here at the store thru our 2nd annual Quilt Walk - June 15.  If you are looking for traditional, 1800s period cottons for quilting, clothing, whatever, now is the time to stop in and check it out. 

website is being developed to offer
19th-Century and 1930s
Fabric Patterns through our new online
store in addition to our fine
selection of fabric located at this site.
Check it out at: jamescountryfabrics.com

Need some new duds cheap?
We have an overstock of good, gently used clothing -- men's shirts, civilian pants, civilian coats, ladies' bodices and skirts, etc. Take a look at our online clothing section for more photos or stop by the store to check them out. PLUS, CHECK OUT OUR NEW DROVER SHIRTS.

Missouri State Guard Flags -- Limited Supply.
See sample at right!
Click here to purchase now!

Want a canteen like the one used in Revenant?
See photo in
Outlet Section!

Many New Specials
being added now in our
Outlet and Clothing Sections!

In the News ...
James Country Mercantile reproductions chosen for display

Jean Warren, proprietor of James Country Mercantile, has made several reproduction quilts, also referred to as "soldier comforts", deemed accurate enough for educational display. One quilt is on display at the Andersonville Prison Musuem. The quilt featured at left will be on display in the cabin at the James Farm Home and Museum.

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