Atchison County Courthouse in Atchison, Kansas
 Atchison County Courthouse

Atchison County



 
County Seat: Atchison
Founded: 1855
Population:
  · 16,774   (2000)
  · 16,932   (1990)
  · 28,606   (1900)
Area: 431 Square Miles
Standard Abbreviation: AT

 
History
Map of Atchison County, KS in 1899
Organized in 1855. County seat Atchison. Named for David H. Atchison, a U.S. Senator from Missouri, and President of the United States Senate at the date of the passage of the Act for the organization of the Territory of Kansas. He was a Pro-Slavery Democrat, and zealous partisan leader in the discussions and movements affecting the interests of slavery and its attempted establishment in the new state to be created.
 
Map and text from History of Kansas, Noble Prentis, (Winfield: E.P. Greer. 1899)
 

Cities, Towns, & Villages of Atchison County

                           2000
    Town                Population  ZIP         Year  Elevation
    =================   ==========  =========   ====  =========
    Arrington                                            950
    Atchison                10,232  66002       1854     950
    Cummings                        66016                992
    Dalbey                                               782
    Effingham                  588  66023               1138
    Farmington                                          1027
    Good Intent                                         1037
    Hawthorne                                           1000
    Huron                       87  66041               1160
    Kennekuk                                            1105
    Lancaster                  291  66041               1150
    Larkinburg                                           969
    Monrovia                                            1037
    Muscotah                   200  66058                964
    Oak Mills                                            850
    Parnell                                             1034
    Port Williams                                        788
    Potter                          66077                950
    Saint Pats                                          1070
    Shannon                                             1100
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