The first recorded non-Native Americans to travel through what would later become Atchison County included French trappers and explorers. Lewis and Clark came through the area in 1804, and discovered a creek in the northeast section of the county, naming it "Independence Creek" in honor of Independence Day, the day the discovery was made. Later, in 1839, Pascal Pensoneau became the first white person to actually set up a permanent residence. The area was officially opened for settlement in 1854, and was established as one of the original Kansas counties in 1855.
The site for Atchison County is available for adoption. If you are interested in being a County Administrator for Atchison, send me an email by copying this address into your email template: [email protected]. Be sure to put "Atchison County" in the Subject line so I'll be sure to notice.
In the meantime, we will be building this web site to include information and records to assist you as you research your Atchison County families. Below, you will note a table which includes the types of documents and information we hope to have available for you as quickly as we can. Should you have any information that you wish to include here, please contact me at [email protected] and let me know. Copy and paste my email address into your email template.
|Church Records||Families||History||Land Records|
|Letters & Diaries||Military Records||Newspapers||Obituaries|
|Pensions||Tax Records||Vital Records||Wills and Probate|
|photos||Schools||Cities and Towns|
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27 May 2012