Prairie Township, Bates County, Missouri

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Prairie Township
Location in Bates County
Location in Bates County
Coordinates: 38°04′55″N 94°13′25″W / 38.08194°N 94.22361°W / 38.08194; -94.22361Coordinates: 38°04′55″N 94°13′25″W / 38.08194°N 94.22361°W / 38.08194; -94.22361
Country  United States
State  Missouri
County Bates
 • Total 26.16 sq mi (67.77 km2)
 • Land 25.88 sq mi (67.04 km2)
 • Water 0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)  1.08%
Elevation 771 ft (235 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 153
 • Density 5.9/sq mi (2.3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 64779, 64780
GNIS feature ID 0766305

Prairie Township is one of twenty-four townships in Bates County, Missouri, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 153.[1]

The township derives its name from the community of Prairie City, Missouri.[2]


According to the United States Census Bureau, Prairie Township covers an area of 26.16 square miles (67.77 square kilometers); of this, 25.88 square miles (67.04 square kilometers, 98.92 percent) is land and 0.28 square miles (0.73 square kilometers, 1.08 percent) is water.

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Adjacent townships[edit]


  • Carrico Lake
  • Helem Lake
  • Kineberger Lake
  • Prairie Lake

School districts[edit]

  • Rich Hill R-IV

Political districts[edit]


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau American FactFinder
  2. ^ "Bates County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 1 September 2016. 

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