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RILEY County was the westernmost county of Kansas, having the Kansas River for its southern boundary, among those organized by the Territorial Legislature of 1865. Its northern boundary was the county of Marshall; its western, the line between Ranges 5 and 6 east, its eastern, Calhoun County, lying east of the line dividing Ranges 10 and 11 east. Between it and the Missouri River, were the counties of Calhoun, Jefferson and Leavenworth. Going northward and westward from Leavenworth, Atchison, Doniphan, Brown, Nemaha and Marshall were traversed, as the Northern River and Nebraska line counties, making eight counties to the north and east of Riley.1

Organized in 1855. County seat Manhattan. Received its name from the adjacent military post which was established in 1853, and called Fort Riley in honor of General Riley of the United States army.2

1. William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas
published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.
2. History of Kansas, Noble Prentis, (Winfield: E.P. Greer. 1899)

Biographies
File Description File Size Date Submitter
Anderson, Herman J. 1862 - 5K May 2007 Joy Fisher The Registry
Layton, George B. 1864 - 7K May 2007 Joy Fisher The Registry
Moden, J. M. 1857 - 1915 4K May 2007 Joy Fisher The Registry
MORRIS, Elias Emerson, b. 1859 3 kb May 2002 Maggie Stewart
Skalla, Thomas H. 1841 - 5K May 2007 Joy Fisher The Registry
Cemeteries
History - Directories
Description File Size Date Submitter
Riley County Medical Directory 1920 4K Feb 2009 Joy Fisher The Registry
History: School Records
File Description File Size Date Submitter
1908 Senior Class, Kansas State Agricultural
College, Manhattan, Kansas
4 kb Oct 2003 Don Brownlee
Military Records
File Description File Size Date Submitter
1883 List of Pensioners on the Roll 10 kb Aug 1998 Rosana Whitenight
Obituaries
File Description File Size Date Submitter
Appeltrad, Arthur Rudolph 1918 1K Nov 2007 Joy Fisher The Registry
Sowers, Clare Russell March 4, 1975 1K Apr 2009 Linda Meyers


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