Prairie City, Missouri

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

History[edit]

Prairie City was laid out in 1858.[1] The community was named from its scenic setting upon a prairie.[2] A post office was established at Prairie City in 1858, and remained in operation until 1903.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Prairie City, Missouri
  2. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. pp. 285.
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 September 2016.

Coordinates: 38°04′44″N 94°10′29″W / 38.07892°N 94.17467°W / 38.07892; -94.17467