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Clinton County, Missouri

US county information
NameClinton County
StateMissouri
SeatPlattsburg
US Area
Total Area423.47 sq mi (1096.8 km2)
Land Area418.76 sq mi (1084.6 km2)
Water Area4.71 sq mi (12.2 km2)
Population18979 (2000)
Density18/km2 (46.6/sq mi)

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Clinton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 18,979. Its county seat is Plattsburg .

The county was organized in 1833 and named in honor of the first Governor of New York and the first Vice President of the United States to die in office, George Clinton (vice president). The county seat of Plattsburg derives it name from a town of a similar same which is the county seat of Clinton County, New York, which was also named for the Vice President.

Clinton is part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area


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