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Richardson County was named for Hon. William A. Richardson, of Illinois, who was the third Territorial Governor.  The organization of the county in 1854, when it was created by

Proclamation of acting Governor Cuming.  

 

Upon assembling the first Territorial Legislature, in 1855, the county was re-organized in present form.  When it was first created it occupied a large amount of the space now a part of Johnson and Pawnee Counties.  The county seat is Falls City.  

 

On May 30, 1879, the "Irving, Kansas Tornado" passed thru Richardson County. It had a path of damage 800 yards wide and 100 miles long.  Eighteen people were killed and sizty were injured.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bordering Counties

Nemaha County, Nebraska - North

Holt County, Missouri - East

Doniphan County, Kansas - Southeast

Brown County, Kansas - South

Nemaha County, Kansas - Southwest

Pawnee County, Nebraska - West

Cities and Villages

Barada

Dawson

Falls City

Humboldt

Preston

Rulo

Salem

Shubert

Stella

Verdon

 

 

 

 

Online Data

 

 

Obituaries    

 

Hon. Lorenzo Crounse

 

 Richardson's Pioneers

 

 Batchelder Family

 

Earliest Settlers In Richardson County  

  

Family Queries  

 

John B. Didier  

 

School Photographs  

 

Biographies   

 

Cemeteries  

 

1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes  

 

News Articles   

 

WW II Honor List   

 

County Marriages   

 

WWI Draft Card Registration 1917-1918 Index   

 

News and Tidbits   

 

1883 Pensioners List   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Last updated:  August  28, 2014

 

 

 All material posted to this site, unless otherwise credited, has been transcribed

and contributed by:  Frances Cooley

 

 

 

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