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120 E. Chestnut
P.O. Box 250
Troy, KS 66087


Economic Development Assistant, Doniphan County Chamber of Commerce

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Doniphan County, located on the Missouri River in the northeast corner of Kansas, is 45 miles north of Kansas City and within 250 miles of both the geographic and population centers of the United States. This central America location is complemented with a full spectrum of transportation services providing access to markets world-wide.


Interstate 229 and 29 highways provide quick access to Kansas City International Airport ( KCI ), one-half hour south of the US 36 Highway corridor area. Combined with close proximity to Rosecrans Airport and enhanced highway access via US 36 and K238 Interchange, a particularly good opportunity for air travel and transportation in terms of industrial development exists. Rosecrans Memorial Airport in St. Joseph lies across Browning Lake immediately north of the corridor area. Kansas 238 Highway provides access on the Kansas side. Rosecrans Airport has an 8,000 foot concrete runway, 50 feet wide and a 4,800 foot crosswind runway and possesses a full instrument landing system, allowing for all weather, 24 hour traffic.

Air Freight & Motor Carriers

Air freight service is available on 13 commercial passenger air lines plus the added benefit of 10 air freight companies. The 26 motor freight companies serving Doniphan County interline with 225 trucking companies in the Kansas City area, allowing delivery within 2 working days to all points in the continental United States. UPS, Federal Express, Emery and others provide package delivery.


The Missouri River is important in transporting the area’s raw and processed products to ocean going vessels at major market ports for world-wide distribution. Eight barge lines travel the river where it borders Doniphan County. A Port Authority is located at St. Joseph. The channel depth is 9 feet. The width is 300 feet.


Mileage Chart From Doniphan County To:

City Miles City Miles
Kansas City 54 Denver 670
Omaha 136 Dallas 564
Des Moines 141 Milwaulkee 680
Minneapolis 403 Chicago 594
Wichita 254 St. Louis 311
Oklahoma City 404 Joplin 209
Tulsa 312 Little Rock 404
Memphis 536 Louisville 574