Platte Township, Buchanan County, Missouri

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Platte Township
Map highlighting Platte Township, Buchanan County, Missouri.svg
Coordinates: 39°35′44″N 094°38′58″W / 39.59556°N 94.64944°W / 39.59556; -94.64944Coordinates: 39°35′44″N 094°38′58″W / 39.59556°N 94.64944°W / 39.59556; -94.64944
Country United States
State Missouri
County Buchanan
 • Total 30.77 sq mi (79.69 km2)
 • Land 30.76 sq mi (79.66 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)  0.04%
Elevation[1] 899 ft (274 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 416
 • Density 13.5/sq mi (5.2/km2)
FIPS code 29-58124[2]
GNIS feature ID 0766343

Platte Township is one of twelve townships in Buchanan County, Missouri, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 416.

Platte Township was established in 1839, taking its name from the Platte River.[3]


Platte Township covers an area of 30.77 square miles (79.7 km2) and contains no incorporated settlements. It contains six cemeteries: Allen, Frazier, Hebron, Number 6, Tobin and Witts.

The streams of Belcher Branch, Castile Creek, Crabapple Branch, DeMoss Branch, Frazier Branch, Jenkins Branch, Malden Creek and Wolfpen Creek run through this township.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Buchanan County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 

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