Welcome to Riley County

Trails to the Past

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Riley County was one of the original counties established by the Kansas Territorial Legislature in 1855, and was named for General Bennet Riley, a general in the Mexican-American war. Riley county is bounded on the northeast and east by Marshall and Pottawatomie counties; to the southeast and south by Wabaunsee and Geary counties; to the south and west by Geary and Clay counties; and by Washington county to the northwest. Manhattan is the county seat and largest city in the county.

We will be building this web site over time to include information and records to assist you as you research your Riley County families. Below, you will note a table which includes the types of documents and information we hope to have available for you as quickly as we can. Should you have any information that you wish to include here, please contact me at allen.alice@gmail.com and let me know. Copy and paste my email address into your email template.

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 21 April 2011