Iola in Allen County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Town of Iola
was organized in
Josiah E. Colborn
was one of the founders
who named the town after
whose given name was
She and her husband rest here
This tablet is provided by
gifts from school children
to record the origin of
the city's name
and as a memorial to
Mr. and Mrs. Colborn
Erected 1964 by the School Children of Iola.
Location. 37° 55.37′ N, 95° 24.832′ W. Marker is in Iola, Kansas, in Allen County. Click for map. Monument is in Iola Cemetery, off US Highway 54. Marker is in this post office area: Iola KS 66749, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McCook Post No. 51 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Boyhood Home of General Funston (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cornstalks at Shannon's (approx. 0.4 miles away); T. B. Shannon General Merchandise (approx. 0.4 miles away); Founders of the Iola Public Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Northrup Bank and North Washington Street Businesses (approx. 0.4 miles away); South Washington Street Businesses (approx. half a mile away); Fred Horton (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Iola.
Also see . . . History of Iola. (Submitted on August 20, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers •
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