The City of Riley was founded in 1870 as the City of Union. In 1887 the city name was changed to Riley Center. A final change was made in 1895, and today, we know this city as the City of Riley. Over nearly 150 years of existence, the City of Riley has grown through agriculture, educational opportunity and excellence, thriving local businesses, and providing an overall family-friendly, small town community. Over the years, the City of Riley has been known as an agricultural trade center and as "the antiquing hub of Mid-America". Though the city has faced hardships over the years, the community has continued to grow and thrive. We are excited to see what the future holds for our community, and we are confident that our strong foundation will continue on for years to come.