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Bendena, Kansas
KDOT map of Doniphan County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Doniphan
Founded 1886
Area
 • Total 1.53 sq mi (3.96 km2)
 • Land 1.53 sq mi (3.96 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
1,112 ft (339 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 117
 • Density 76.5/sq mi (29.55/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66008
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-05975
GNIS ID 473280

Bendena is an unincorporated community in Doniphan County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, Bendena had a population of 117. Its ZIP Code is 66008.

History

Bendena was founded in 1886. It was originally given the name of "Albers," after John Albers, who farmed on this land. But when the United States Postal Service established a post office there, they required a change of name because of similarities to other town names in Kansas. It was then named for the sweetheart of the first telegraph operator at the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska railroad station.

The first post office in Bendena was established in January, 1888.

Geography

Bendena is located southwest of the center of Doniphan County, along highway K-20. It is 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Troy, the county seat, and 15 miles (24 km) north of Atchison.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Bendena CDP has an area of 1.53 square miles (3.96 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined Bendena as a census-designated place (CDP). The community is part of the St. Joseph, MO–KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Education

The community is served by Doniphan West USD 111 public school district.

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