- Founded 1886
- Population approximately 270
- Elevation 1750
- Zip code 67444
- Latitude 38° 30' 58"N Longitude 98° 9' 23"W
- School District: 327
- Area Code: 620
Geneseo, located in Rice County, lies on top of the divide between the Little Arkansas and the Smoky Hill. It's central location made it an early center for railroading: At one time, it was served by the AT&SF, Frisco, Union Pacific and Missouri Pacific railroads. Only the UP still passes through Geneseo, but highways K-4 and K-14 provide easy access to the rest of the world. The city is close to Ellsworth, Lyons, McPherson, Great Bend, Hutchinson, Salina - all within 30-45 minutes.
Geneseo is close (16 miles) to the Kanopolis Lake dam. The lake offers great fishing and hunting, with two beautiful state parks in the area providing great opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Geneseo also has its own nine hole golf course. While you are in Geneseo, make arrangements to visit the Geneseo Museum, which is stuffed with memorabilia of Geneseo's past. The local library also has a good collection of materials related to the history of the area.