Orrick is a town in Ray County, Missouri, and part of the Kansas City metropolitan area within the United States. The population was 837 at the 2010 census.
The first community in the area was Albany when it was established by Ely Carter in 1854. When he applied for a post office it was denied because there was another Albany already in the state and he used the name of his wife Ada for the post office but still continued to call the town Albany.
"Bloody Bill" Anderson was killed during the American Civil War during the Battle of Albany on October 24, 1864.
Albany formally incorporated in 1871 however by then St. Louis, Kansas City and Northern Star railroad (the Wabash Railroad) laid tracks a mile south in 1868 and 1869 and a new community of Orrick sprung up around them.
Orrick itself was laid out by the railroad and was named in honor of W. W. Orrick who had drawn up the plat. Orrick was incorporated in 1873.
On January 24, 1967, an unusual winter tornado outbreak destroyed the town's high school killing two students.
On May 10, 2014, a severe weather outbreak spawned a tornado just southwest of Orrick. As the tornado was heading towards Orrick it gained strength reaching EF3 intensity as it went through Orrick.
Orrick is located at 39°12′45″N 94°7′25″W (39.212583, -94.123699). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.34 square miles (3.47 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 837 people, 319 households, and 221 families living in the city. The population density was 624.6 inhabitants per square mile (241.2/km2). There were 364 housing units at an average density of 271.6 per square mile (104.9/km2).