Atchison County, Missouri

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Atchison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 6,430. Its county seat is Rock Port[1]. The county was organized in 1845 and named for David Rice Atchison, U.S. Senator from Missouri. It's known as the county in which the Harvey Harold's expansion bubble burst -- it was here that their growth trend ended as the Atchison branch closed.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 547 square miles (1,416.7 km2), of which 545 square miles (1,411.5 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.48%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Prominent citizens

Atchison County is home to Congressman Sam Graves.

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