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Mount Vernon Cemetery


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Mount Vernon Cemetery Many of Atchison's founding fathers, who were also prominent Kansans of the time, are buried in this historic hilltop cemetery.

Among those buried here are three Kansas governors, Senator John J. Ingalls, two pony express riders, legendary train engineer, Brit Craft, and both sets of Amelia Earhart's grandparents.


Address: West Highway 59 at Rawlins Road, 2 miles south
(Near the International Forest of Friendship)

Come visit us in Atchison, Kansas

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Evah C. Cray Historical Home Museum

This 25-room mansion, listed in the National Register of Historic Places , is a glorious example of the opulence of the Victorian era. Built in 1882

Atchison, KS Museums

Visitor Information Center

The restored Santa Fe Depot, long a community landmark, serves as a Visitor Information Center and houses the Chamber of Commerce offices.

The center provides visitors with brochures, maps, and a helpful staff who can answer questions about sightseeing in the Atchison area.

Atchison, KS Visitors Centers

Scenic Views

Views of the Missouri River, its bluffs and valley are dramatic every season of the year.

Atchison, KS Scenic Views

St. Benedict's Abbey Church

Benedictine monks established St. Benedict's Abbey in the late 1850s. Today about 40 monks reside at the abbey on the northern edge of Benedictine College. The historic complex is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Gothic-style abbey, completed in 1929

Atchison, KS Historic Churches

Atchison Post Office

This Richardsonian Romanesque structure of cottonwood limestone was completed in 1894, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It features an arched entry and rounded towers on its southeast and southwest corners.

Atchison, KS National Register

Things to do Cemeteries near Atchison, KS