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Kansas County Data


Rice County was organized in 1871.  It was named for Brigadier General Samuel A. Rice, who was killed in the Civil War.

Lyons is the county seat.  Besides the cities listed, the communities of Crawford, Galt, Mitchell, Pollard, Saxman, and Silica lie within the boundaries of Rice County.


Atlanta .. Bell .. Center .. East Washington .. Eureka .. Farmer .. Galt .. Harrison .. Lincoln .. Mitchell .. Odessa .. Pioneer .. Raymond .. Rockville .. Sterling .. Union .. Valley .. Victoria .. West Washington .. Wilson


Alden .... Bushtonn .... Chase .... Frederick .... Geneseo .... Little River .... Lyons .. Sterling ..  Raymond



Rice County, Kansas Data


Births Marriages
Cemeteries Military
Census Newspaper Items
Death Records Obituaries
Directories Pictures
Divorces Wills


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