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Rock Port and Atchison County

Rock Port is a small town of just under 1300 (down 8% since 2000) located at the intersection of Interstate 29 and US Highway 136 in the Northwest corner of Missouri. It is a short distance from Nebraska and Iowa and not that far from Kansas. It is 8 miles from the Missouri River in the Loess Hills. One interesting fact is that Rock Port generates all its own electricity using wind power. Rock Port was established in 1841 and was the first town in the county. Rock Port is the county seat of Atchison County which was established in 1845 and was named for a U. S. Senator from Missouri, David R. Atchison. The original county seat was the town of Linden but after the Supreme Court awarded part of Northern Missouri to Iowa in 1849, following the "Honey War", Linden was determined to be too far from the center of the county and Rock Port was named county seat. The impressive Atchison County Courthouse was completed in 1883.

Historic District

Rock Port has a very nice little historic district with several buildings of historical and/or architectural interest; including two on the National Register of Historic Places.

Veterans Memorial Building

The very impressive Atchison County Memorial Building was completed in 1918 and is dedicated to the nation's veterans and especially those from Atchison County. There are several veterans memorials surrounding the building. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is undergoing renovation.

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  • In a nutshell:Neat Little Town
  • Last visit to Rock Port: Aug 2013
  • Intro Updated Aug 17, 2013
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