Latitude / Longitude:
1,726 ft (526 m)
Central (CST) (UTC-6)
Raymond is a city in Rice County, Kansas, United States. It is named after Emmons Raymond, former Director of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 79.
For millennia, the land now known as Kansas was inhabited by Native Americans. In 1803, most of modern Kansas was secured by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1867, Rice County was founded.
Raymond was founded in 1871, making it the oldest town in Rice County. The first post office in Raymond was established in 1872. At one point in its history Raymond was known as a wild “cowtown” and was a stop on the Santa Fe Railroad, but the town has been in decline since the 1950s.