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Iola in Allen County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Granny Cowden

(1814 - 1896)

 
 
Granny Cowden Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
1. Granny Cowden Marker
Inscription.

Granny Cowden was believed to have been the 1st white woman in Kansas. You can visit her grave in the Civil War section at the Iola Cemetery west of town on Highway 54. You can also find out more about her in the Allen County Historical Museum at the intersection of Washington and Madison Avenues.
 
Erected 2014 by Iola CITF/PRIDE.
 
Location. 37° 55.391′ N, 95° 24.226′ W. Marker is in Iola, Kansas, in Allen County. Marker is at the intersection of Jackson Street and Jefferson Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Jackson Street. Click for map. Marker is on the north side of the Courthouse Square. 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. East Jackson Street Businesses (here, next to this marker); Josiah Colborn (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named East Jackson Street Businesses (within shouting distance of this marker); North Jefferson Avenue Businesses (within shouting distance of this marker); John Walter Scott (within shouting distance of this marker);

Granny Cowden Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
2. Granny Cowden Marker
On lamp post
a different marker also named North Jefferson Avenue Businesses (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Doctor O.L. Garlinghouse (about 300 feet away); Andrews Auto Stores (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Iola.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Iola, Kansas. (Submitted on May 22, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Victoria "Granny" Cowden at Find A Grave. (Submitted on May 22, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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