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Welcome to Atchison ...

The city of Atchison is located in Atchison County and is the County Seat for Atchison County.

The location of Atchison has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Atchison refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Atchisonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Atchison has a population of 10,560 people<3> (see below for details).

The origin (or the toponymy) of Atchison: Named for David Rice Atchison (1807-1886), U.S. Senator from Missouri (MO).

Atchison is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Atchison lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Atchison: (913)

The ZIP code for Atchison: 66002<5>

Websites for Atchison ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.atchisonkansas.net/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Atchison, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Atchison had an population of 10,560 people. This is a decrease of 4.18% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Atchison had a population of 11,021 people (or 65.12% of the total population of Atchison County). This makes Atchison the county's most populous community.

The population of Atchison represents 0.39% of the total population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 33rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,021 people, the population of Atchison increased 7.71% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 10,232 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Atchison.

Communities Also Named Atchison ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Atchison - they are located in Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Atchison.

Communities near Atchison ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Atchison.

  • Leavenworth [Leavenworth County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leavenworth have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leavenworth
    • Leavenworth [Leavenworth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Atchison
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leavenworth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leavenworth
  • Weston [Platte County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
    • Weston [Platte County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Atchison
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston
  • Wathena [Doniphan County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wathena have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wathena
    • Wathena [Doniphan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Atchison
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wathena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wathena
  • Elwood [Doniphan County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elwood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elwood
    • Elwood [Doniphan County] lies 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Atchison
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elwood
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Troy [Doniphan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troy have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
      • Troy [Doniphan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Atchison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
    • Nortonville [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nortonville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nortonville
      • Nortonville [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Atchison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nortonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nortonville
    • Winchester [Jefferson County]
    • Dearborn [Platte County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dearborn have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dearborn
      • Dearborn [Platte County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Atchison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dearborn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dearborn
    • Effingham [Atchison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Effingham have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Effingham
      • Effingham [Atchison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Atchison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Effingham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Effingham
    • Rushville [Buchanan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushville
      • Rushville [Buchanan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Atchison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rushville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Atchison. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Atchison.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Atchison. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Atchison.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Atchison. Our list includes 66 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Atchison.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Atchison ...

Looking for more information about Atchison? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Atchison, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Atchison.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Kansas

About Atchison County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Atchison. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Atchison County: www.atchisoncountyks.org/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Atchison refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Atchison may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Atchison.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atchison - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Atchison). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Atchison or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Atchison) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Atchison. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Atchison

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atchison. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5614, Longitude: -95.1336       In this case, the coordinates for Atchison have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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