Lathrop Missouri is located 40 miles north of Kansas City in Northwest Missouri, only a few miles to the west of Interstate 35 in Clinton County. Lathrop has a population of around 2,300 citizens. Lathrop retains the qualities of "small town" living while still being close to two large metropolitan areas (Saint Joseph and Kansas City, MO).
Lathrop was once known as the Mule Capital of the World and was home to the Guyton and Harrington Mule and Horse firm that supplied horses and mules to the British Government during the Boer War from 1898 to 1901 and later to the Indian government. It was estimated that Guyton and Harrington supplied about 350,000 horses and mules during World War 1, making Lathrop, Missouri the Mule Capital of the world at that time.
The Climate of Lathrop is typically Midwestern with a variation of temperatures and precipitation. The average temperature is 55 degrees. There are two months with averages below 32 degrees. July is the warmest with an average temperature of 79 degrees. The average date of the first fall freeze is October 22, making the growing season approximately 192 days. Average snow fall is 20 inches and the annual precipitation is 34.2 inches.
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