Profile for Fort Riley, Kansas, KS
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Fort Riley is in Geary County, in the Manhattan metro area.
The latitude of Fort Riley is 39.083N. The longitude is -96.807W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone.
Fort was established in 1852 to protect travelers on the Oregon and Santa Fe trails. The Seventh Cavalry was organized here, with a responsibility to protect Union Pacific Railroad construction workers from Indian attack
Historic sites and museums: U.S. Cavalry Museum, 1st Infantry Division Museum, Custer House, First Territorial Capitol
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Geary County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Riley political report.
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