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Welcome to West Platte ...

West Platte is located in Platte County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for West Platte: W. Platte

West Platte is 790 feet [241 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for West Platte: (816)

Adding West Platte 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 West Platte 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 West Platte 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 West Platte on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near West Platte ...

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

  • Leavenworth [Leavenworth County]
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    • Leavenworth [Leavenworth County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southwest of West Platte
    • Estimated population in 2019: 35,957 people
    • Former name for Leavenworth:
    • Leavenworth City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leavenworth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leavenworth<5>
  • Gladstone [Clay County]
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    • Gladstone [Clay County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of West Platte
    • Estimated population in 2019: 27,489 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gladstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladstone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gladstone<5>
  • Lansing [Leavenworth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansing
    • Lansing [Leavenworth County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the south of West Platte
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,949 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<5>
  • Smithville [Clay County]
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    • Smithville [Clay County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of West Platte
    • 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<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Atchison [Atchison County]
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      • Atchison [Atchison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of West Platte
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,476 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atchison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atchison<5>
    • Parkville [Platte County]
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      • Parkville [Platte County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of West Platte
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,162 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkville<5>
    • Basehor [Leavenworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basehor
      • Basehor [Leavenworth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of West Platte
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,496 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Basehor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basehor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Basehor<5>
    • Platte City [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Platte City
      • Platte City [Platte County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of West Platte
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,955 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Platte City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Platte City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Platte City<5>
    • Riverside [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside [Platte County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of West Platte
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,505 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverside<5>
    • Weatherby Lake [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weatherby Lake
      • Weatherby Lake [Platte County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of West Platte
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,073 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weatherby Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weatherby Lake

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Platte ...

Looking for more information about West Platte? 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 West Platte, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for West Platte.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Platte County: www.co.platte.mo.us/

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 Platte, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Platte - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Platte) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Platte. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3903, Longitude: -94.8400       In this case, the coordinates for West Platte have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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