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Welcome to Prairie Home ...

The city of Prairie Home is located in Cooper County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Prairie Home, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1870.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Prairie Home has a population of 280 people<3> (see below for details).

Prairie Home is 890 feet [271 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Prairie Home is located in the (660) area code.

The ZIP code for Prairie Home: 65068<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Prairie Home had an population of 280 people (or an increase of 27.27% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Prairie Home had a population of 280 people. This makes Prairie Home the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 280 people, the population of Prairie Home increased 27.27% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 220 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Prairie Home.

Communities Also Named Prairie Home ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 6 communities that are also named Prairie Home - they are located in Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana (2), Nebraska and Texas.

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

Communities near Prairie Home ...

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

  • Columbia
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Boonville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • California
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for California have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for California
    • California is located in Moniteau County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,403 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for California <6>
  • Ashland
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
    • Ashland is located in Boone County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,031 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland <6>
  • Tipton
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tipton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tipton
    • Tipton is located in Moniteau County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,880 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tipton <6>
  • New Franklin
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Franklin
    • New Franklin is located in Howard County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,057 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Franklin <6>
  • Pilot Grove
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilot Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilot Grove
    • Pilot Grove is located in Cooper County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 761 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pilot Grove <6>
  • Jamestown
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
    • Jamestown is located in Moniteau County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 397 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jamestown <6>
  • Bunceton
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bunceton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunceton
    • Bunceton is located in Cooper County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 358 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bunceton <6>
  • Clarksburg
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksburg
    • Clarksburg is located in Moniteau County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 346 people

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 Prairie Home. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Prairie Home.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Prairie Home. 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 Prairie Home.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Prairie Home. See our Newspapers Page for Prairie Home.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Prairie Home ...

Looking for more information about Prairie Home? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Prairie Home, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Prairie Home.

Adding Prairie Home to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Prairie Home was in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

We also found Prairie Home in the book titled .<7> From that list, the Prairie Home post office opened in 1874.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Prairie Home.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Prairie Home. 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 Cooper, 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 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 Prairie Home.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Prairie Home - 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 Prairie Home). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Prairie Home or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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