West Point Township, Bates County, Missouri

Coordinates: 38°21′06″N 94°33′47″W / 38.35167°N 94.56306°W / 38.35167; -94.56306
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West Point Township
Location in Bates County
Location in Bates County
Coordinates: 38°21′06″N 94°33′47″W / 38.35167°N 94.56306°W / 38.35167; -94.56306
Country United States
State Missouri
 • Total33 sq mi (85.46 km2)
 • Land32.88 sq mi (85.15 km2)
 • Water0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)  0.36%
853 ft (260 m)
 • Total573
 • Density17.4/sq mi (6.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
GNIS feature ID0766312

West Point Township is one of twenty-four townships in Bates County, Missouri, and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area within the USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 573.[1]

West Point Township took its name from the community of West Point, which is now considered a ghost town.[2]


According to the United States Census Bureau, West Point Township covers an area of 33 square miles (85.46 square kilometers); of this, 32.88 square miles (85.15 square kilometers, 99.64 percent) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 square kilometers, 0.36 percent) is water.

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these three cemeteries: Forbes, Walley and West Point.


  • City Park

School districts[edit]

  • Miami R-I

Political districts[edit]


  1. ^ "U.S. Census website". Retrieved May 17, 2009.
  2. ^ "Bates County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved September 1, 2016.

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