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Online Records


County Courthouse

Atchison County
P.O. Box 280 400 South Washington Street
Rock Port, MO 64482
Telephone: (660) 744-6214

County Recorder has marriage and land records;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records;
County Clerk has birth records 1883-1893; Probate
Judge has probate records[1]


Parent County

1843--Atchison County was created 23 February 1843 from Holt County. County seat: Rock Port[2] Atchison County was originally named Allen County when it was formed in 1843. It was renamed Atchison, County in 1845.

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Atchison County border changes at

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




For tips on accessing Atchison County, Missouri Genealogy census records online, see: Missouri Census.




Local Histories

A Biographical History of Nodaway and Atchison counties, Missouri compendium of national biography (1901) is available online free from Google Books. Part I contains biographies of national celebrities. Part II (starts on p.219) contains biographies of Atchison and Nodaway county residents.



Early migration routes to and from Atchison County, Missouri Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:





Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Atchison County, Missouri. Page 397 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map I" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at (accessed 18 July 2011).
  4. "Oregon California Trails Association" at (accessed 18 July 2011).
  5. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at (accessed 18 July 2011).


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