Infrastructure and Transportation

With access to river, rail, and interstate and close proximity to two major airports, Atchison County is ideally suited for any number of business ventures.


Atchison County is well equipped to meet the demands of any sized organizations data needs due to its robust county wide fiber network, with multiple 10 Gigabit or 100 Gigabit backbone connections to St Louis, Kansas City and Omaha providing fully redundant Internet access. Due to the amount and the strategic location of the fiber throughout the county interconnection can be accomplished with a minimum investment.

Highway and Trucks

US 136 – Adjacent

US 59 – Adjacent

US 275 – Adjacent

US 75 – 20 Miles

US 71 – 30 Miles

US 36 – 60 Miles


Interstate 29 – Adjacent

Interstate 35 – 90 Miles

Interstate 80 – 60 Miles

Interstate 70 – 110 Miles


Within 150 mile radius there are over 150 trucking companies which represent over 13,000 tractors and 21,000 trailers with the ability to handle almost any shipper’s needs.


Kansas City International Airport – 80 Miles


Eppley Airfield – 80 Miles


Gould – Peterson Municipal Airport – 3,875 foot concrete runway.  Located outside of Tarkio on Hwy 136.


Burlington Northern Santa Fe services Rock Port daily from terminals in Lincoln, Nebraska and Kansas City, Missouri. From these terminals the entire rail network is accessible. Hub Center (piggyback) service is available through drayage at Kansas City and Omaha.


Missouri River – Barge service is offered within 8 miles 9 months a year (depending on weather)

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