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Welcome to Atchison ...

The city of Atchison is located in Atchison County<1> and is the County Seat for Atchison County.

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.

  • Weston [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
    • Weston [Platte County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Atchison
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,815 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston<8>
  • Wathena [Doniphan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wathena
    • Wathena [Doniphan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Atchison
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,294 people
    • Former name for Wathena:
    • Bryan
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wathena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wathena<8>
  • Elwood [Doniphan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elwood
    • Elwood [Doniphan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Atchison
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,192 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elwood have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elwood
  • Troy [Doniphan County]
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    • Troy [Doniphan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Atchison
    • Estimated population in 2019: 960 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troy have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Nortonville [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nortonville
      • Nortonville [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Atchison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 610 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nortonville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nortonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nortonville<8>
    • Winchester [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
      • Winchester [Jefferson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Atchison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 526 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winchester<8>
    • Dearborn [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dearborn
      • Dearborn [Platte County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Atchison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 523 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dearborn have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dearborn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dearborn<8>
    • Effingham [Atchison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Effingham
      • Effingham [Atchison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Atchison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 522 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Effingham have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Effingham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Effingham<8>
    • Lancaster [Atchison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
      • Lancaster [Atchison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Atchison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 283 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Everest [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everest
      • Everest [Brown County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Atchison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Everest<8>

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 ...

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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>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Atchison, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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: 39.5618, Longitude: -95.1218    
<7>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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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