Prairie City, Missouri

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Prairie City is an unincorporated community in southeast Bates County, in the U.S. state of Missouri. The community is approximately 11.5 miles east of Rich Hill via Missouri routes B and D. The Harry S Truman Reservoir is adjacent to the south.[1]


Prairie City was laid out in 1858.[2] The community was named from its scenic setting upon a prairie.[3] A post office was established at Prairie City in 1858, and remained in operation until 1903.[4]


  1. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1st ed. 1998, p. 42 ISBN 0899332242
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Prairie City, Missouri
  3. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. pp. 285.
  4. ^ "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