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La Plata
Macon County, Missouri


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Statistics & Facts

The Missouri state capital is Jefferson City.
The population of La Plata is approximately 1,401 (1990), 1366 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 704 (1990), 584 (2010).
The amount of land area in La Plata is 3.156 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from La Plata to Washington DC is 852 miles.
The distance to the Missouri state capital is 101 miles. (as the crow flies)
La Plata is positioned 40.02 degrees north of the equator and 92.49 degrees west of the prime meridian.

La Plata City Government

La Plata City Hall
101 S Gex St
La Plata, MO 63549-1241
Phone: 660-332-4343

La Plata Libraries

La Plata Public Library
30006 Kodiak Place
La Plata, Missouri 63549
Phone: 660-332-4945
Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. 1:00-6:00; Tues., Thurs., 8:00-1:00; Sat. 10:00-12:00
librarian: Cynthia A. Moore (as of 5-2002)
The La Plata Public Library was founded in 1939, by a civic group of women called Atalpal. The Library has prospered and now houses over 30,000 volumes. We are located at 103 E. Moore, on the north side of the square in La Plata.
La Plata is the home of Lester Dent, author of the 1930's pulp fiction books called "Doc Savage". The Library houses a large collection of these books. Lester Dent's home is on the National Register of Historic Homes. There are two other homes in this town of 1,428 people on the National Register, one being the Gilbreath-McLorn House and the other the Doneghy House.
The LaPlata Public Library holds an extensive collection of genealogy resources for La Plata and Macon County, MO. These include obituaries, over 200 cemetery listings, census records, marriage records and the LaPlata Home Press 1876-1998 on microfilm.

La Plata Schools

La Plata High School
201 W Moore St
La Plata, MO 63549-1115
Phone: 660-332-7001

La Plata Elementary School
201 W Moore St
La Plata, MO 63549-1115
Phone: 660-332-7003

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