Raymond today is a small peaceful town in western Rice County, but in its early days it was a "wild and wooly" cowtown and also a center of railroad construction. The combination attracted businesses that "catered to every human vice" and created a lively history. The Post Office building gives a clue about the architecture of the old town.
The city is located on the slope of the ridge that forms the north side of the valley of the Arkansas River, and the townsite has many old trees.
SchoolsRaymond Junior High (620) 534-2305
USD 401 (620) 938-2913
- Fish Service Station (620) 534-3170
- Kris Kowalsky Alfalfa Operations (620) 534-2530
309 Main St.
- Raymond Windmill Service & Farm Supply (620) 534-3131
105 W. 4th
- Raymond Sand and Gravel, Inc. (620) 534-2822
260 Ave. Q
Raymond Baptist Church
- Genealogical Information for Rice County is available on Blue Skyways.
- Raymond was mentioned in the 1883 Cutler's History of Kansas.
- Raymond was on the A.T. & S.F. Railroad.
- Raymond is the subject of a chapter in Faded Dreams: More Ghost Towns of Kansas by Daniel Fitzgerald.
- Raymond appears on a county map in the 1877-78 Biennial Report of the State Board of Agriculture.
- Raymond appears on a county map in the History of Kansas by Noble L. Prentis published in 1899.
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