A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Rochester, Kansas
(Atchison County)

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The location of Rochester

Census Data for Rochester ...

Although we found mention of Rochester during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer..

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Rochester. If you can help us locate Rochester, please Contact Us.

As far as we can tell, Rochester has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

Atchison County ...

Rochester is located in Atchison County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Atchison County.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Atchison County:

The official website for State of Kansas:

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Rochester and then turned east". While Rochester could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Rochester as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Rochester could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are 5 Kansas communities also named Rochester. While this community is located in Atchison County, the others are located in the following counties: Anderson, Cloud, Meade, Neosho and Shawnee. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rochester.

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