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Bates county was established January 29, 1841 from Cass County (formally Van Buren County), and the county seat is Bulter. It was named after Frederick Bates (1777-1825), the second governor of Missouri.

This county is up for adoption, if you are interested in adopting it, please contact me at k.hestand@lostkinfound.org . If you would like to make a submission in the meantime, please send it to the above address.

The Bates County Courthouse
1 North Delaware St.
Butler, Mo. 64730

Bates County Museum/Historical Society,
100 East
Fort Scott, Butler, MO. 64730
660-679-4777

Bates County Genealogy Society
100 West Atkinson
Butler, MO. 64730
660-679-4321

 
The Bates County Courthouse

Butler Public Library

Message Board at rootsweb

Genforum

 

Cities & Towns:
Adrian, Amoret, Amsterdam, Butler, Drexel, Rich Hill, Rockville, Hume, Foster, Merwin, Passaic

Townships:
Charlotte, Deepwater, Deer Creek, East Boone, Elkhart, Grand River, Homer, Howard, Hudson, Lone Oak, Mingo, Mound, Mount Pleasant, New Home, Osage, Pleasant Gap, Prairie, Rockville, Shawnee, Spruce, Summit, Walnut, West Boone, West Point

Adjacent counties
Cass County, MO to the north Henry County, MO to the east Linn County, KS to the west Miami County, KS to the northwest Saint Clair County, MO to the east Vernon County, MO to the south

2012 K. Hestand: The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal. Criminal copyright infringement, including infringement without monetary gain, is investigated by the FBI and is punishable by up to 5 years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000.

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