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.


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]


  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