Introduction to Atchison, Kansas
Atchison is the county seat of Atchison County, and was founded in 1854. It is named after Senator David Rice Atchison who was instrumental in the founding of the city. In April 1855, the first post office of the city was established. In June 1855, freighters selected Atchison as the outfitting point. Atchison was incorporated on August 30, 1855. A flax mill and manufacturing firms were built in the area in the 1860s and 1870s. An important commercial enterprise of the city, the Atchison Foundry and Machine Works, also began around that time.
Atchison and nearby Attractions
- Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
- Atchison County Historical Society Museum
- Muchnic Art Gallery
- Lewis and Clark State Park
- Weston Bend State Park
Things To Do In Atchison
While in the city you can visit the Atchison Rail Museum, Evah C. Cray Historical Home Museum, and the Frontier Army Museum. The Albrecht - Kemper Museum of Art has a collection of American Art from the 18th to 20th century. You can also check out the Atchison Mall and the West Atchison Mall. Every year the city hosts the Amelia Earhart Festival, Elks Barbecue State Championship, and Riverbend Art Fair.
One can avail air transportation from Kansas City International Airport.
Atchison Higher Education
Benedictine College, Missouri Western State College, Park University, Kansas City Kansas Community College, and other colleges and universities offer higher educational facilities.