Pop: 8,249 (2000) Area: 388 Square Miles.
Organized in 1855, it is the Doniphan County County seat. Named 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.
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.