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County Information



Some of the cities, towns, and places in Bates County are Adrian, Amoret, Amsterdam, Ballard, Butler, Charlotte, Deepwater, Deer Creek, Drexel, East Boone, Elkhart, Foster, Grand River, Homer, Howard, Hudson, Hume, Lone Oak, Merwin, Mingo, Mound, Mount Pleasant, New Home, Osage, Papinville, Passaic, Pleasant Gap, Prairie, Prairie City, Rich Hill, Rockville, Shawnee, Spruce, Summit, Walnut, West Boone, West Point

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Bates County is a county located in the west central part of the U.S. state of Missouri , two counties south of the Missouri River and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,049. Its county seat is Butler. The county was organized in 1841 and named after Frederick Bates, the second Governor of Missouri.This mostly rural county has an overwhelmingly ethnic European-American population, which has declined in number since the early 20th century as people have moved to cities.