Bendena, Kansas

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Bendena, Kansas
census-designated place
Bendena, Kansas is located in Kansas
Bendena, Kansas
Bendena, Kansas
Location within the state of Kansas
Coordinates: 39°44′28″N 95°10′46″W / 39.74111°N 95.17944°W / 39.74111; -95.17944Coordinates: 39°44′28″N 95°10′46″W / 39.74111°N 95.17944°W / 39.74111; -95.17944
Country United States
State Kansas
County Doniphan
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 66008

Bendena is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Doniphan County, Kansas, United States.[1] Its ZIP Code is 66008.[2] The community is part of the St. Joseph, MO–KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Bendena was founded in 1886.[3] 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.[4]

The first post office in Bendena was established in January, 1888.[5]


  1. ^ "Bendena, Kansas". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  3. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 172. 
  4. ^ Gray, Patrick Leopoldo (1905). Gray's Doniphan County History: A Record of the Happenings of Half a Hundred Years. Roycroft Press. p. 56. 
  5. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 

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