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Welcome to Plattsburg ...

The city of Plattsburg is located in Clinton County<1> and is the County Seat for Clinton County.

The location of Plattsburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Plattsburg has a population of 2,238 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Plattsburg.

Plattsburg is 930 feet [283 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Plattsburg lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Plattsburg is within the (816) area code.

The ZIP code for Plattsburg: 64477<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Plattsburg had an population of 2,238 people. This is a decrease of 3.49% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.93% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Plattsburg had a population of 2,319 people (or 11.18% of the total population of Clinton County). This makes Plattsburg the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Plattsburg represents 0.04% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 217th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,319 people, the population of Plattsburg decreased 1.49% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,354 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Plattsburg.

Adding Plattsburg to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Plattsburg in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Plattsburg elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Plattsburg on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Plattsburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Plattsburg - they are located in Indiana, Mississippi and Ohio.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Plattsburg.

Communities near Plattsburg ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Plattsburg.

  • Excelsior Springs [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excelsior Springs
    • Excelsior Springs [Clay County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Plattsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,731 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Excelsior Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excelsior Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Excelsior Springs<7>
  • Kearney [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearney
    • Kearney [Clay County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Plattsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,858 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kearney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kearney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kearney<7>
  • Smithville [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithville
    • Smithville [Clay County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Plattsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,795 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithville<7>
  • Cameron [Clinton County]
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    • Cameron [Clinton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Plattsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,649 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cameron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cameron
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cameron<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lawson [Ray County]
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      • Lawson [Ray County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Plattsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,414 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawson<7>
    • Lathrop [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lathrop
      • Lathrop [Clinton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Plattsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,010 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lathrop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lathrop
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lathrop<7>
    • Gower [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gower
      • Gower [Clinton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Plattsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,454 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gower
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gower<7>
    • Stewartsville [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stewartsville
      • Stewartsville [DeKalb County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Plattsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 733 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stewartsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stewartsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stewartsville<7>
    • Agency [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agency
      • Agency [Buchanan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Plattsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 660 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agency
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Agency<7>
    • Edgerton [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgerton
      • Edgerton [Platte County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Plattsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 616 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgerton<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Plattsburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Plattsburg.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Plattsburg. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Plattsburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Plattsburg. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Plattsburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Plattsburg ...

Looking for more information about Plattsburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Plattsburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Plattsburg.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Plattsburg. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Clinton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Plattsburg.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Plattsburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Plattsburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Plattsburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Plattsburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Plattsburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Plattsburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plattsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5639, Longitude: -94.4616       In this case, the coordinates for Plattsburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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