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Welcome to Riley ...

Riley is located in Dane County<1>.

The location of Riley has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Riley is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Riley lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Riley: (608)

Communities Also Named Riley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Riley - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), British Columbia, California, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Riley.

Communities near Riley ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Riley.

  • Madison [Dane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
    • Madison [Dane County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of Riley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 263,094 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
  • Fitchburg [Dane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fitchburg
    • Fitchburg [Dane County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Riley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,866 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fitchburg
  • Middleton [Dane County]
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    • Middleton [Dane County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Riley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,195 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleton
  • Waunakee [Dane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waunakee
    • Waunakee [Dane County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Riley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,188 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waunakee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waunakee
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Verona [Dane County]
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      • Verona [Dane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Riley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,539 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
    • Oregon [Dane County]
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      • Oregon [Dane County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Riley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,731 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oregon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon
    • McFarland [Dane County]
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      • McFarland [Dane County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Riley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,291 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McFarland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McFarland
    • Monona [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monona
      • Monona [Dane County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Riley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monona
    • Windsor [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Dane County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Riley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
    • Mount Horeb [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Horeb
      • Mount Horeb [Dane County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the west of Riley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,563 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Horeb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Horeb

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Riley. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Riley.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Riley. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Riley.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Riley. See our Newspapers Page for Riley.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Riley ...

Looking for more information about Riley? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Riley, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Riley.

Adding Riley to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Riley in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Riley was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Riley on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Dane County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Riley. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Dane County: www.co.dane.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Dane, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Riley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Riley) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0233, Longitude: -89.6226       In this case, the coordinates for Riley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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