West Point Township, Bates County, Missouri

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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; -94.56306Coordinates: 38°21′06″N 94°33′47″W / 38.35167°N 94.56306°W / 38.35167; -94.56306
Country United States
State Missouri
CountyBates
Area
 • Total33 sq mi (85.46 km2)
 • Land32.88 sq mi (85.15 km2)
 • Water0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)  0.36%
Elevation
853 ft (260 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total573
 • Density17.4/sq mi (6.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
64723
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]

Geography[edit]

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]

Cemeteries[edit]

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

Landmarks[edit]

  • City Park

School districts[edit]

  • Miami R-I

Political districts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Census Bureau American FactFinder". Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
  2. ^ "Bates County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 1 September 2016.

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