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Doniphan, Kansas
KDOT map of Doniphan County (legend)
Doniphan, Kansas is located in Kansas
Doniphan, Kansas
Doniphan, Kansas
Location in Kansas
Doniphan, Kansas is located in the United States
Doniphan, Kansas
Doniphan, Kansas
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Kansas
County Doniphan
Founded 1854; 170 years ago (1854)
Incorporated 1869; 155 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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