Elkhart Township, Bates County, Missouri

Coordinates: 38°20′24″N 94°26′46″W / 38.34000°N 94.44611°W / 38.34000; -94.44611
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Elkhart Township
Location in Bates County
Location in Bates County
Coordinates: 38°20′24″N 94°26′46″W / 38.34000°N 94.44611°W / 38.34000; -94.44611
Country United States
State Missouri
 • Total35.54 sq mi (92.05 km2)
 • Land35.45 sq mi (91.83 km2)
 • Water0.09 sq mi (0.22 km2)  0.24%
853 ft (260 m)
 • Total304
 • Density8.6/sq mi (3.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
64720, 64722, 64723, 64730
GNIS feature ID0766293

Elkhart Township is one of twenty-four townships in Bates County, Missouri, and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area within the USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 304.[1]


Elkhart Township was established in the 1860s.[2] The name is a transfer from Elkhart, Indiana.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, Elkhart Township covers an area of 35.54 square miles (92.05 square kilometers); of this, 35.45 square miles (91.83 square kilometers, 99.76 percent) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.22 square kilometers, 0.24 percent) is water.

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these two cemeteries: Howell and Scott.

School districts[edit]

  • Adrian County R-III
  • Butler R-V School District
  • Miami R-I

Political districts[edit]


  1. ^ "U.S. Census website". Retrieved May 17, 2009.
  2. ^ "Bates County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved September 1, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. pp. 285.

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