kids encyclopedia robot

Rice, Kansas facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Rice, Kansas
KDOT map of Cloud County (legend)
Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 412: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).
Coordinates: 39°34′20″N 97°33′20″W / 39.57222°N 97.55556°W / 39.57222; -97.55556Coordinates: 39°34′20″N 97°33′20″W / 39.57222°N 97.55556°W / 39.57222; -97.55556
Country United States
State Kansas
County Cloud
Founded 1870s
1,335 ft (407 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-59150
GNIS ID 473341
Historical photo of the General Store and Post Office in Rice

Rice is an unincorporated community in Cloud County, Kansas, United States.


In the 19th century, Rice was a station on the Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad, and the town's proximity to the larger trading center of Concordia inhibited its growth.

A post office was opened in Rice in 1878, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1980.


The community is served by Concordia USD 333 public school district.

Notable people

  • Ross Doyen, farmer, rancher, and Kansas state legislator, was born near Rice.
kids search engine
Rice, Kansas Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.