City of Platte Woods Welcome Sign

Background

Located just south of the "Military Road" (now known as Barry Road) that ran between the Liberty Arsenal and Fort Leavenworth, the parcel of land that eventually became the City of Platte Woods was developed by Ernest "Ernie" C. Thompson as the "Garden Spot of Platte County" in the 1930's. It was conceived as an exclusive residential community offering full acre or larger lots.


History (Pre-1900)

On March 1, 1846 the United Stated deeded 160 acres to Thomas Jack by signature of President James K. Polk.
Under the Homestead Act 1820, Mr. Jacks was entitled to another 160 acres if he was married...
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Important Notices & Events

Court 2nd Tuesday of Each Month
Council Meeting 2nd Wednesday of Each Month

In the News

Platte Woods, with area code 64151, is ranked among the safest neighborhoods in Kansas City.

It is 74 percent safer than all U.S. neighborhoods. The list is made up of two lists of neighborhoods – highly affluent city neighborhoods or modest-income neighborhoods with tightly-knit working-class families...Read More