Atchison County Historical Society
Dedicated to preserving, promoting, recording and sharing
the history of Atchison County, Kansas since 1967

Located at 19917 314th Road in Atchison County - just 5 miles north of the Atchison riverfront - Independence Creek is on a 10 mile loop hiking/biking trail, covers 13 acres reseeded in native plants and grasses, and is one of 12 certified Lewis and Clark campsites marked by a Geodetic Marker during the 2004-2006 Bicentennial.

A re-creation of a Kanza Indian Lodge is located next to Independence Creek to interpret the first capital of the Kanza Nation. The site is open sunrise to sunset year-round. Tours and special events including the Kanza Lodge are available on request. The hiking/biking trail will be undergoing resurfacing this spring/summer.

For more info - on exact times of work at the site and future special events contact the Atchison County Historical Society main office in the Santa Fe Depot - 913-367-6238 or email.

This page is still under construction and a full reworking of info on the Independence Creek site will be available soon.

We are posting new information and new pages everyday. Please check back soon for the information you were looking for. Or feel free to email us and tell us what you wish to see. We are compiling info all the time and working to make this site as useful and entertaining for you as possible.


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Atchison County Historical Society

200 S. 10th Street, Santa Fe Depot • P.O. Box 201 • Atchison, KS 66002 • 913-367-6238

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