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Phelps City, Missouri
Census-designated place & unincorporated community
Country United States
State Missouri
County Atchison
 • Total 0.493 sq mi (1.28 km2)
 • Land 0.493 sq mi (1.28 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 892 ft (272 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 24
 • Density 48.7/sq mi (18.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 660
GNIS feature ID 724280

Phelps City is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Atchison County, Missouri. As of the 2010 census, its population was 24. The community is 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Rock Port. It is the closest Missouri community to Brownville Bridge, a Missouri River crossing that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Phelps City was platted in 1868. The community was named for Willis Phelps, one of the owners of the town site. A post office was established at Phelps City in 1868, and remained in operation until 1954.

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