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Riley County, Kansas

Date Established: August 25, 1855
Date Organized:
Location: Kansas map showing location of Riley County
County Seat: Manhattan
Origin of Name: In honor of Maj. Gen. Bennett Riley (1787-1853), who commanded the first military escort along the Santa Fe Trail in 1829.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Ashland Township  139 
Bala Township  735 
Center Township  75 
Fancy Creek Township  116 
Fort Riley Township  (Defunct)  
Grant Township  973 
Jackson Township  330 
Madison Township  9,606 
Manhattan (city)  52,135 
Manhattan Township  2,444 
May Day Township  83 
Ogden Township  2,519 
Seven Mile Township  (Defunct)  
Sherman Township  579 
Swede Creek Township  155 
Wildcat Township  885 
Zeandale Township  341 
Total population: 71,115 

Township map of Riley County, 2000
Population:
1860 (1,224)
1870 (5,105)
1880 (10,430)
1890 (13,183)
1900 (13,828)
1910 (15,783)
1920 (20,650)
1930 (19,882)
1940 (20,617)
1950 (33,405)
1960 (41,914)
1970 (56,788)
1980 (63,505)
1990 (67,139)
2000 (62,843)
2010 (71,115)
Other Resources: Post offices in Riley County
Cemeteries in Riley County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Riley County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Riley County page [Blue Skyways]
Riley County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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