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! 2022 Budget (PDF Format) — Large file, may take a few minutes to download if you have a slow connection.


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 […]

Towns in the County

Bates County Towns City Population Phone                           Website ADRIAN 1582 816-297-2659 City of Adrian on facebook AMORET 212 660-925-3200 AMSTERDAM 237 660-267-3627 BUTLER 4099 660-679-4182 DREXEL 971 816-619-2323 FOSTER 161 HUME 287 660-643-7111 MERWIN 75 PASSAIC 34 RICH HILL 1317 417-395-2223 City of Rich Hill ROCKVILLE 193


Tourism in Bates County Bates County, Missouri is rich in local history.  From the first settlers who came as missionaries to the Osage Indians, through the turbulent Civil War years to more recent times, Bates County has a tremendous heritage.   Bates County Museum          In 1961, the Bates County Historical Society […]

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