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Clinton County, Missouri


Mule Capitol of the World

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History & History-related items

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Statistics & Facts

The Missouri state capital is Jefferson City.
The population of Lathrop is approximately 1,794 (1990), 2086 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 675 (1990), 794 (2010).
The amount of land area in Lathrop is 3.072 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lathrop to Washington DC is 983 miles.
The distance to the Missouri state capital is 138 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lathrop is positioned 39.54 degrees north of the equator and 94.32 degrees west of the prime meridian.


40 miles Northeast of Kansas City, MO in a rural setting,.but Lathrop is growing rapidly as a bedroom community to the Kansas City metro area.
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History & History Related Items

In World War One, Lathrop was the site of the largest pack mule production farm in the world. Hundreds of train cars of mules were shipped from Lathrop to their final destination in England. Evidence of this history is still evident in the Lathrop Mule HS sports teams and numerous roads and businesses with "Mule" in their name.
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Clinton County Fair Grounds, Friendship Festival-July each year,
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Economy & Industry

Agriculture is the main business
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Lathrop Schools

The Bergh Institute of Music Technology
8601 NE 256 Street
Lathrop, MO 64465
Phone: (816) 528-4200
Fax: (816) 528-3545
"Music Makes You Smarter!"
Music lessons, group and private, recording studio and more

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