Shannon was platted in 1883.
A post office was opened in Shannon in 1882, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1941.
- ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Shannon, Kansas
- ^ Ingalls, Sheffield (1916). History of Atchison County, Kansas. Standard Publishing Company. pp. 121. http://books.google.com/books?id=dBA1AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA121#v=onepage&q&f=false.
- ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. https://web.archive.org/web/20131009125756/http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_postoffices/search/county:AT. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
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