Summit Township, Bates County, Missouri

Summit Township is one of twenty-four townships in Bates County, Missouri, and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area within the USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 317.[1]

Summit Township
Location in Bates County
Coordinates: 38°15′37″N 94°14′21″W
Country United States
State Missouri
  Total35.89 sq mi (92.97 km2)
  Land35.84 sq mi (92.83 km2)
  Water0.05 sq mi (0.14 km2)  0.15%
935 ft (285 m)
  Density8.8/sq mi (3.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
GNIS feature ID0766309

Summit Township was so named on account of the relatively elevated prairies within its borders.[2]


According to the United States Census Bureau, Summit Township covers an area of 35.89 square miles (92.97 square kilometers); of this, 35.84 square miles (92.83 square kilometers, 99.85 percent) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.14 square kilometers, 0.15 percent) is water.

Adjacent townships


The township contains these two cemeteries: Elizabeth Chapel and Glass.

School districts

  • Ballard R-II
  • Butler R-V School District

Political districts


  1. United States Census Bureau American FactFinder
  2. "Bates County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
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