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Atchison County Kansas




Frank Howard House, ca. 1885, 305 North Terrace Street, Atchison, KS, National Register

Photo: Frank Howard House, ca. 1885, 305 North Terrace Street, Atchison, KS. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Photographed by user:Jerrye and Roy Klotz, MD, 2007, (own work) [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed May, 2014.

Atchison County Courthouse is located at 423 North 5th Street, Atchison, KS 66002; phone: 913-367-1653.

The county is named for Missouri's U.S. Senator David Rice Atchison [1807-1886]. When the Kansas Territory was opened for settlement in 1854, the townsite of Atchison was founded by Senator Atchison and friends. [www.kshs.org, accessed May, 2014]

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