Place:Muscotah, Atchison, Kansas, United States

Alt namesNew Muscotah
Old Muscotah
Coordinates39.553°N 95.521°W
Located inAtchison, Kansas, United States     (1856 - )
Also located inGrasshopper, Atchison, Kansas, United States     (1856 - )
See alsoMuscotah Cemetery, Grasshopper, Atchison, Kansas, United StatesNearby cemetery


City of Muscotah

Muscotah is an incorporated city in the western part of county of Atchison, state of Kansas, United States of America. As a city of the third class, it remains a part of the township of Grasshopper.


The survey of the old town site was completed in the fall of 1856 by Dr. W.P. Badger and Major C.B. Keith, proprietors, who had settled there in the spring of the same year. Mr. Keith opened the first store there in 1858. Dr. Badger located on what afterward became Senator Pomeroy's farm, and succeeded Major Baldwin as Indian Agent, holding the office from 1858 to 1862. In 1867, the Union Pacific railroad purchased the land which became the new town site, situated 2½ miles southwest of the old site, from chief Pe-at-e-quork with Dr. Badger acting as agent for the railroad. The land was surveyed in the fall of 1867, and a Mr. Armstrong established the first general store soon afterward.

While the exact meaning of the name Muscotah is not known, it is at least a derivation of the Kickapoo word for “prairie.”

The Muscotah Post Office was established on 23 December 1861.

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Muscotah is a city in Atchison County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 176. Muscotah was named for the Kickapoo Native American word for "prairie"

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