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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



Falls City












Online Data





Hon. Lorenzo Crounse


 Richardson's Pioneers


 Batchelder Family


Earliest Settlers In Richardson County  


Family Queries  


John B. Didier  


School Photographs  






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:  February 19, 2015



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