Prehistoric cultural affiliation(s) include Plains Village Tradition dating back to 1000.
The famous person David Rankin is associated with one of more of the Atchison County historic places.
Some of the country's most noteable architects helped create the Atchison County places including Searcy & McCutcheon, J. Menz, Arthur H. James, Dunham & Kriehn Felt, James Oliver Hogg, Yous,W.O.,& Co., D.A. McArthur and Busboom Bros.. Prominent architectural styles found in Atchison Country are Classical Revival, Gothic Revival and Italianate.