1/13/1832 - 1/25/1911
Iola Colborn was the wife of Josiah Colborn, one of the founders of Iola. During a town meeting, a nomination was made to name the town after her. Mr. and Mrs. Colborn owned land from the town square to the river. Iola gave birth to the first child born in Iola.
Erected 2014 by Iola CITF/PRIDE.
Location. 37° 55.302′ N, 95° 24.198′ W. Marker is in Iola, Kansas, in Allen County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Madison Avenue (U.S. 54), on the right when traveling north on Jefferson Avenue. Click for map. Marker is on the east side of the Courthouse Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19 South Jefferson Avenue, Iola KS 66749, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Iola State Bank and Madison Avenue (here, next to this marker); EP Brigham (within shouting distance of this marker); South Jefferson Avenue Businesses (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named South Jefferson Avenue Businesses (within shouting distance of this marker); Iola Kiosk (within shouting distance of this
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Also see . . . History of Iola, Kansas. (Submitted on May 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.