Founded in 1855, Atchison County is a wonderful community of almost 17,000 people that truly defines the American innovative spirit. As one of the first counties founded in Kansas, Atchison is proud to be the birthplace of world famous aviator Amelia Earhart, a key part of our country’s railroad infrastructure on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad, and home to some the oldest buildings and Victorian homes in the Midwest. Atchison County thrives on a unique balance of Industrial, Commercial, and Agricultural industries to drive its future. Atchison County is also home to Benedictine College, one of the top colleges in the country. Founded in innovative spirit, Atchison County promises to be a community that will always welcome you with open arms and an opportunity for growth.