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Doniphan County, situated in the extreme northeast of Kansas, makes but a small showing on the general map, but a great one in the history of the State. It is bounded on the south by the Missouri River, the State of Missouri, and Atchison County, Kansas; west by Brown County; north by the State line and the Missouri, and east by the Missouri River and the State of Missouri. Source: Cutler's History of the State of Kansas 


County Seat: Troy

Date organized: 1855

County History:

  1. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, Doniphan 
  2. History of Troy Kansas
  3. Kansapedia Entry on Doniphan County

Historic Landmarks, State, National:

  1. TALL OAK – Peter Toth Indian Monument – Troy, KS
  2. Lewis and Clark expedition through Kansas 

County Historical Society:

Doniphan County Historical Society

Websites about the county:

  1. Doniphan County, Kansas
  2. City of Troy, Kansas

Doniphan County History Timeline

May 1837 — Rev. Samuel M. Irvin, Pennsylvania, Presbyterian, established a mission among the Sacs and Foxes, near the present town of Highland, in Doniphan County. Rev. William Hamilton joined him six months later.