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Organized 29 January 1841 (from Cass, Van Buren & Jackson Counties, Missouri), Bates County was named
in honor of Hon. Edward Bates of St. Louis, second Governor of Missouri. In 1855, the southern
portion of Cass County was added to Bates County. The county seat is Butler, Mo. 64730, named for
Gen. William O. Butler of Kentucky. The 1990 Bates County census recorded a population of 15,038 residents.

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Surrounding Counties:

 Cass Co., Mo.
(North of Bates County)
Henry Co., Mo.
(Northeast of Bates County)
Linn Co., Ks.
(West of Bates County)
Miami Co., Ks.
(Northwest of Bates County)
St. Clair Co., Mo.
(Southeast of Bates County)
Vernon Co., Mo.
(South of Bates County)


Copyright April 2008 - Present by Cheryl Bell and Mary Zeiler, County Coordinators
Copyright 8 December 2007 - April 2008 by Cheryl Bell, County Coordinator
Copyright 15 JAN 2004 - 8 December 2007 by Bettie Wood, County Coordinator
Copyright 1998 - 2003 by Marti Agan, County Coordinator

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