RICE COUNTY, KS

STERLING - BUSHTON/GENESEO - CHASE/RAYMOND/ALDEN - LYONS - LITTLE RIVER

SANTA FE TRAIL SITES:

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CHASE

LOCATIONS:

 

RALPH'S RUTS/KERN RUTS

4 miles west of Chase on Highway 56 and 3/4 mile north on 4th Avenue

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LYONS

LOCATIONS:
 

COW CREEK CROSSING/
BUFFALO BILL'S WELL

3 miles west of Lyons on Highway 56 and

1 mile south on 12th Avenue

CHAVEZ MURDER SITE

Avenue P 1/2 mile west of 21st Avenue

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WINDOM

LOCATIONS:

 

LITTLE ARKANSAS CROSSING/FRY RUTS
5 miles south of Highway 56, 0.5 mile west of Avenue P/30th Ave. intersection, south side of the road

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  • The geographic center of Kansas is in Rice County
  • The county seat is Lyons and the county population is 10,083 (2010 census)
  • Rice County is home to Sterling College, the Coronado-Quivira museum, remarkable people and resilient businesses
  • The country was named in memory of Samuel Allen Rice, Brigadier-General, United States volunteers, killed April 30th, 1864, at Jenkins Ferry, Arkansas
For events and local attractions: www.ricecountytourism.com or www.ricecounty.us
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