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Atchison County, Kansas

Situated on the Missouri River in northeastern Kansas, Atchison County was created by the first territorial legislature in 1855 and named in honor of David R. Atchison, a United States Senator from Missouri.

The first white men to visit the area were French fur traders, who passed up the Missouri River during the first quarter of the 18th century. By 1764 French trade was well established upon the Missouri River and the eastern part of present-day Atchison County was well known to them.

Lewis and Clark passed along the eastern boundary on their expedition in 1804 and spent some time in exploring the banks of the Missouri River. In 1818 the first military post established by the United States government in what is now Kansas was built on the Isle au Vache, or Cow island. It was known as Cantonment Martin.

In 1833 the Kickapoo Indians entered into a treaty with the federal government and the Kickapoo Reserve was established most of the county, with the exception of the southwest corner which was a part of the Delaware Reserve, established by a treaty in 1831.

Arrington, KS - Old Building

Arrington, KS - Old Building

Atchison Co, KS - Barn

Atchison Co, KS - Barn

Atchison Co, KS - Missouri River

Atchison Co, KS - Missouri River

Atchison Co, KS - Mormon Grove Marker

Atchison Co, KS - Mormon Grove Marker

Atchison Co, KS - St Patrick Catholic Cemetery

Atchison Co, KS - St Patrick Catholic Cemetery

Atchison Co, KS - St Patrick Catholic Church

Atchison Co, KS - St Patrick Catholic Church

Atchison Co, KS - Sumner Cemetery

Atchison Co, KS - Sumner Cemetery

Atchison, KS - Atchison County Courthouse

Atchison, KS - Atchison County Courthouse

Atchison, KS - Benedictine Abbey

Atchison, KS - Benedictine Abbey

Atchison, KS - Benedictine College

Atchison, KS - Benedictine College

Atchison, KS - Depot

Atchison, KS - Depot

Atchison, KS - Jackson Park

Atchison, KS - Jackson Park

Atchison, KS - Soldier & Sailors Memorial

Atchison, KS - Soldier & Sailors Memorial

Atchison, KS - Street

Atchison, KS - Street

Effingham, KS - Buildings

Effingham, KS - Buildings

Effingham, KS - Main Street

Effingham, KS - Main Street

Good Intent, KS - Overgrown Barn

Good Intent, KS - Overgrown Barn

Good Intent, KS - Site

Good Intent, KS - Site

Huron, KS - Barn

Huron, KS - Barn

Huron, KS - Barns

Huron, KS - Barns