County Profile: Atchison

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Atchison County, Missouri. Home to rank and file Republican Congressman Sam Graves and the only county in Missouri where a majority of the population supports the Nebraska Cornhuskers (seriously).

Founded on February 14th, 1845, the county claims U.S. Senator David Rice Atchison (D-MO) as its namesake.

Atchison County Notables

Founded: February 14th, 1845

County Seat: Rock Port

Largest City: Tarkio (1,534)

Population: 5,685

Size: 550 sq mi (1,424 km2)

Institutions: None

Famous Persons:

  • Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO-06) (2001-Present)


Atchison County Courthouse (Rock Port)

Sam_Graves,_Official_Portrait,_c112th_Congress Congressman Sam Graves was born in Tarkio in 1963.

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Downtown Rock Port, Missouri (2010)


A bridge over the Tarkio River in Atchison County

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