Rice, Kansas

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This article is about the community in northern Kansas. For the county in central Kansas, see Rice County, Kansas.
Rice, Kansas
Unincorporated community
Rice is located in Kansas
Rice is located in the US
Location within the state of Kansas
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
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
General store and Post Office in Rice.

Rice is an unincorporated rural community in Cloud County, Kansas, United States.[1]


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.[2]

A post office was opened in Rice in 1878, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1980.[3]

Notable people[edit]

  • Ross Doyen, farmer, rancher, and Kansas state legislator, was born near Rice.[4]