Bates County Missouri


Bates County History County: Bates Organized: January 29, 1841 County Seat: Butler Bates County was named in honor of Frederick Bates, the second governor of Missouri, who died in office August 14, 1825. Missionaries from New York settled the first community in Bates County, Harmony Mission, for the purpose of educating Indians. When Bates County […]

County Facts

  County Facts Bates County is located on the west central border of Missouri, has 17,075 population and a population density of 20 people per square mile.  The population is more concentrated in the cities of Adrian, Amoret, Amsterdam, Butler – the county seat, Drexel, Hume, Foster, Merwin, Passaic, Rich Hill and Rockville. ________________________________ Bates […]


Bates County Cemetaries Click to view The Historic Markers of Missouri Civil War Markers, Jackson Cemetery/Amoret, MO Homer Township, Section 22- Bates County, MO Located appox. 1-1/2 miles from Spy Mound, approx. 2-1/2 miles from John Brown Mound/Massacre Park (KS   Wm. Payne CO H 7 ILL. INF. Jesse Feeback CO G KY CAL. Elam Mills […]


Bates County Schools School Telephone No. Website Adrian R-3 Schools 816-297-4460  Adrian R-III School District Appleton City R-2 Schools 660-476-2161 Appleton R-II School District Archie R-5 Schools 816-293-5312 Archie R-V School District Butler R-5 Schools 660-679-6121 Butler R-V School District      note: To view Butler’s website, click Tools, then choose Compatibiity View Ballard R-2 Schools 816-297-2656 Ballard […]


Bates County Maps County maps can be accessed here  you may have to download Google Chrome to view Click a county or city to see the dynamic Google Maps for that location, or to get driving directions: Bates County Adrian Amoret Amsterdam Butler Foster Hume Merwin Papinville Rich Hill Rockville

County Financials

Bates County Financial Information Now available! 2024 Budget (PDF Format) — Large file, may take a few minutes to download if you have a slow connection. 2023 Financial statement


Area Links Wheels For Wishes The following links are provided for informational purposes only. does not control or otherwise insure the accuracy of information contained in the sites.  They are provided here as a public service to our county. Please click a title to visit their web site. City Sites City of Butler Area […]

Contact Us

Court House Contact and Location Information Bates County Courthouse     1 N Delaware St, Butler, MO 64730   Bates County Administration Building     103 W Dakota St, Butler, MO 64730 Please click here for more information and contacts for individual offices View Larger Map

Bates County Commission

Jim Wheatley Presiding Commissioner Ken Mooney Northern Commissioner Trent Nelson Southern Commissioner BATES COUNTY COMMISSION Welcome to the Bates County, Missouri Commission page.  We hope the following provides a good: overview of the functions and efforts of the Commission. Duties and responsibilities: County-owned properties: Courthouse, Jail, Road & Bridge Barn, Emergency Management Building Bridge/culvert repair […]

Court Information

Bates County Circuit Court 2nd Floor 660-679-5171 & 660-679-3188 Shelli White, Circuit Clerk Deputy Circuit Clerks: Teresa Wilson, Elaine Diehl, Lynn Kauffman, Sandy Tallman, Shawna Johnson & Kim Smith Responsibilities:  Child Support, All Circuit Court Records, Civil, Criminal, Jury Trials, Domestic, Passports, Jury Selection Filing Fees effective July 1, 2021: Small Claims up to $5,000…………………………………. […]