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

Iola Colborn

1/13/1832 - 1/25/1911

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

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. Touch 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

Iola Colborn Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
2. Iola Colborn Marker
Looking north
marker); East Madison Avenue Businesses (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A.W. Beck (about 300 feet away); North Jefferson Avenue Businesses (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Iola.
 
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 Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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