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Welcome to Atchison ...
When the people of Atchison refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Atchisonian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Atchison has a population of 10,476 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Atchison.
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
Atchison lies within the (913) area code.
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 2019 Census Estimates, Atchison had an population of 10,476 people. This is a decrease of 4.95% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.38% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Atchison had a population of 11,021 people (which is 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 (which had a count of 10,232 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Atchison.
Adding Atchison to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Atchison in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Atchison elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Atchison on a Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Atchison on our Genealogy Page.
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.
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 ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 11 May 2021