Pleasant Gap, Missouri

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Pleasant Gap is an unincorporated community in Bates County, in the U.S. state of Missouri and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.


Pleasant Gap was laid out in about 1840.[1] It was so named from its scenic setting in a gap.[2] A post office called Pleasant Gap was established in 1840, and remained in operation until 1918.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pleasant Gap, Missouri
  2. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named (in public domain). The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 208.
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 September 2016.

Coordinates: 38°10′22″N 94°10′56″W / 38.17278°N 94.18222°W / 38.17278; -94.18222