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

Town of Iola

 
 
Town of Iola Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 6, 2010
1. Town of Iola Marker
Inscription.
When the town of
Iola
was organized in
January, 1859
Josiah E. Colborn
was one of the founders
who named the town after
Mrs. Colburn
whose given name was
Iola
She and her husband rest here

This tablet is provided by
gifts from school children
of Iola
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. Touch 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);
Map of Iola on Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 6, 2010
2. Map of Iola on Monument
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. (Submitted on August 20, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Town of Iola Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 6, 2010
3. Town of Iola Marker
Town of Iola Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 6, 2010
4. Town of Iola Marker
Colborn Family Plot in foreground.
Town of Iola Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 6, 2010
5. Town of Iola Marker
Colborn Family Plot in foreground.
Josiah Colborn Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 6, 2010
6. Josiah Colborn Grave Marker
Iola Colborn Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 6, 2010
7. Iola Colborn Grave Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 721 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 20, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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