Do you remember Bodaville, in northern Riley County, Kansas?

bodaville sign and skyDo you remember Bodaville, in northern Riley County, Kansas?

All that’s left of this little town on the prairie are two signs at a quiet crossroads.

Lost Communities researcher, Kevin McKeon, is hunting for Bodaville‘s history. He is especially eager to find descendants of the original Boda family, homesteaders in Riley County from Germany and Sweden.

bodaville tombstone crop and clean

Rural Kansas is filled with these mysteries…such as this small group of stones found along the back fence in a cemetery not far from Bodaville.

bodaville limestone sign curving gravel road in background