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Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Riley County, Kansas.

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Riley County, named for Mexican–American War general Bennet Riley, was on the western edge of the 33 original counties established by the Kansas Territorial Legislature in August 1855.

The first Territorial Capital of Kansas Territory was located in the boundaries of Riley County, in the former town of Pawnee. The site now falls within the boundaries of Fort Riley, a U.S. Army post.

On May 30, 1879, the "Irving, Kansas Tornado" began in Riley County. This tornado is estimated to have been an F4 on the Fujita scale, with a damage path 800 yards wide and 100 miles long. Eighteen people were killed and sixty were injured.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns, Townships & Communities

Ashland | Bala | Center | Cleburne | Fancy Creek | Fort Riley | Garrison Cross | Grant | Jackson | Keats | Lasita | Leonardville | Madison | Manhattan (County Seat, part) | May Day | Ogden | Randolph | Riley | Rocky Ford | Sherman | Stockdale | Swede Creek | Walsburg | Wildcat | Winkler | Zeandale



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places