National Rifle Range

National Rifle Range (HM1ET9)

Location: Fort Riley, KS 66442 Geary County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 4.467', W 96° 50.417'

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1900-1992

This area encompasses a portion of the National Rifle Range.

The idea for such a site originated with Congressional legislation in 1904. The Army's growing emphasis on marksmanship and the idea that Fort Riley was the geographical center of the United States made this an ideal location.

Situated in the area known as Republican Flats, the original ashlar-cut limestone Target Berm to the north is part of the backdrop for the National Rifle Range and first appears on Fort Riley maps in 1903. In 1941, as part of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Program, the berm was extended on both ends with cast concrete. These additions supported the training needs that arose due to the onset of World War II. Army marksmen from all over the country participated in annual competitions on the National Rifle Range. Archeological surveys have also confirmed the use of various types of firearms.

The Target Berm of the National Rifle Range is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
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HM NumberHM1ET9
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Year Placed2014
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 2:08pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 686826 N 4327258
Decimal Degrees39.07445000, -96.84028333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 4.467', W 96° 50.417'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 4' 28.02" N, 96° 50' 25.02" W
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Area Code(s)785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 26132 Lookout Dr, Fort Riley KS 66442, US
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