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Rice County, Kansas

Date Established: February 26, 1867
Date Organized:
Location: Kansas map showing location of Rice County
County Seat: Lyons
Origin of Name: In memory of Brig.-General Samuel A. Rice (1828-1864), U. S. Volunteers, who died 6 July 1864 of wounds received at Jenkins' Ferry, Ark.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Atlanta Township  134 
Bell Township  10 
Center Township  131 
East Washington Township  152 
Eureka Township  52 
Farmer Township  389 
Galt Township  71 
Harrison Township  171 
Lincoln Township  563 
Lyons (city)  3,739 
Mitchell Township  125 
Odessa Township  59 
Pioneer Township  72 
Raymond Township  153 
Rockville Township  144 
Sterling (city)  2,328 
Sterling Township  221 
Union Township  738 
Valley Township  249 
Victoria Township  345 
West Washington Township  125 
Wilson Township  112 
Total population: 10,083 

Township map of Rice County, 2000
Population:
1870 (5)
1880 (9,292)
1890 (14,451)
1900 (14,745)
1910 (15,106)
1920 (14,832)
1930 (13,800)
1940 (17,213)
1950 (15,635)
1960 (13,909)
1970 (12,320)
1980 (11,900)
1990 (10,610)
2000 (10,761)
2010 (10,083)
Other Resources: Post offices in Rice County
Cemeteries in Rice County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Rice County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Rice County page [Blue Skyways]
Rice County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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