Burlington in Coffey County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Coffey County Fair
The Coffey County Agricultural and Mechanical Fair Association was established on November 27th, 1880, and the statement was made:
"The fact of our need for this fair is proven by the interest taken in the matter by all classes of our citizens."
This statement still holds true today.
The first Coffey County Fair was held on September 20, 1881.
July 2005 the Coffey County Fair Association celebrated it's 125th year, which is the longest consecutive county fair in the State of Kansas.
This memorial is dedicated to the Citizens, Visitors and Board Members of the past, present and the future, which have and will continue to support the tradition.
Erected by Coffey County Fair Board Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Entertainment. A significant historical month for this entry is July 2005.
Location. 38° 11.402′ N, 95° 44.151′ W. Marker is in Burlington, Kansas, in Coffey County. Marker is in Kelley Park, just east of the 4-H Community Building, and Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington KS 66839, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coffey County Fairgrounds (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 8 Elements of Kansas Exploring (approx. 0.3 miles away); Coffey County Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Burlington, Kansas (approx. 0.4 miles away); Coffey County, Kansas (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Coffey County Republican (approx. 0.4 miles away); Marion Ellett "Most Easy" Budd (approx. half a mile away); Lieut. William Fitzsimons (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
Also see . . . Coffey County, Kansas. (Submitted on December 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.