Place:Richland, Shawnee, Kansas, United States

Alt namesRichland Centersource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS20013524
Richland Cornerssource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS20013524
TypeDeserted settlement
Coordinates38.883°N 95.533°W
Located inShawnee, Kansas, United States     (1854 - 1974)
Also located inMonmouth (township), Shawnee, Kansas, United States    
Contained Places
Boles Cemetery
Richland Cemetery
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

Richland, which was located in the far southeast corner of Monmouth township, was purchased by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the late 1960s as part of the Flood Control Act of 1962 (Public Law 87-874, 23 Oct 1962). This act authorized land acquisition for Clinton Lake. By 1974, the town was vacated and the remaining buildings were demolished shortly thereafter. Even though Richland was demolished for this project, the land site is not currently underwater and fragments of paved streets, ruined buildings and Richland Cemetery are still in evidence.


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