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Doniphan, Kansas
KDOT map of Doniphan County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Doniphan
Founded 1854; 167 years ago (1854)
Incorporated 1869; 152 years ago (1869)
Named for Alexander Doniphan
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code 785

Doniphan is an unincorporated community in Doniphan County, Kansas, United States. Doniphan is part of the St. Joseph, MO–KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.


The company that founded the town was organized on November 11, 1854. Doniphan was incorporated in 1869. The community was named for Alexander William Doniphan, a military leader in the Mexican–American War.

A post office was opened in Doniphan on March 3, 1855, and remained in operation until it was discontinued on August 15, 1943.

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