Doniphan County Courthouse
County Seat: Troy
· 8,249 (2000)
· 9,268 (1990)
· 15,079 (1900)
Area: 388 Square Miles
Standard Abbreviation: DP
The northeasternmost county in Kansas, Doniphan county offers
rugged landscapes, spectacular views, and a rich history. It's
apple country with thousands of acres of orchards.
Organized in 1855.
County seat Troy.
In honor of Col. A. W. Doniphan, of Missouri.
He commanded a regiment of cavalry
during the Mexican War, marching
across the plains, and taking a very
prominent part in the conquest of New
Mexico. He was a zealous partisan in
the effort made to extend slavery into Kansas.|
Map and text from History of Kansas,
Noble Prentis, (Winfield: E.P. Greer. 1899)
William G. Cutler's History of Kansas
, first published in 1883, tells about early Doniphan County
The Special Collections of the Ablah Library at WSU contain historical images of
The Kansas State Historical Society also has
for Doniphan County online including a rich bibliography and lists of
cemeteries, post offices, and newspapers.
Cities, Towns, & Villages of Doniphan County
Town Population ZIP Year Elevation
================= ========== ========= ==== =========
Bendena 66008 1807 1113
Denton 186 66017 1078
Elwood 1,145 66024 1856 813
Highland 976 66035 1854 1051
Iowa Point 858
Leona 88 66532 950
Severance 108 66081 912
Troy 1,054 66087 1855 1099
Wathena 1,348 66090 1840 823
White Cloud 239 66094 888
Census Bureau Profile & Map
Special Places in Doniphan County
- There's a 35 foot Indian statue on the courthouse lawn in Troy.
It was carved by sculptor Peter Toth from a burr oak log.
- From the lookout in White Cloud overlooking the Missouri River, you can see parts of four states.
- The Wilbur Chapman monument on Main Street in White Cloud was erected
by the American Leprosy Society.
- Irvin Hall on the campus of Highland College is the oldest
educational building in Kansas, dating from 1858.
- The Iowa, Sac & Fox Mission State Historic Site is three miles
outside of Highland. It was established in 1837 to serve and train
Indians being relocated to Kansas from their ancestral homes.
- Troy celebrates Pioneer Days in mid-September with craft demonstrations,
cider pressing, bluegrass music, and buggy rides.
- Doniphan County Library Distict (785) 985-2597
105 N. Main / P. O. Box 458 / Troy, KS 66087
Elwood Branch Library (913) 365-2409
410 N. 9th / Elwood, Kansas 66024
Highland Branch Library (785) 442-3078
306 W. Main / Highland, Kansas 66035
Wathena Branch Library (785) 989-4834
206 St. Joseph / Wathena, KS 66090
- Native American Heritage Museum (785) 442-3304
1737 Elgin Road, Highland, KS 66035
- Yost Art Gallery (785) 442-6000
Highland Community College / 101 North Elmira / Highland, KS 66035
- Kansas Chief (785) 989-4415
317 St. Joseph / Wathena, KS 66090
More Data About Doniphan County
- Kansas County Profile Reports
Statistical data from The Institute for Policy and Social Research, the University of Kansas
Doniphan County Offices
- Doniphan County Clerk (785) 985-3513
P.O. Box 278, Troy, KS 66087
Service (785) 985-3623 FAX: (785) 985-2858
PO Box 487, 120 E Chestnut, Troy, KS 66087-0487
Doniphan County Economic Development Commission
Last updated on
November 29, 2009
A service of the Kansas State Library
Graphics by John Howell,
photos by Susan Howell,
used by permission.