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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1859.
Location. 37° 55.37′ N, 95° 24.832′ W. Marker is in Iola, Kansas, in Allen County. Monument is in Iola Cemetery, off US Highway 54. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Iola KS 66749, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Iola.
Also see . . . History of Iola. Town webpage (Submitted on August 20, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 956 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 20, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.