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

John Walter Scott

8/29/1823 - 1/1/1899

 
 
John Walter Scott Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
1. John Walter Scott Marker
Inscription.

1859 was a monumental year for John Walter Scott. He was elected president of the 1st Iola Town Company, was a county commissioner, and was a member of the legislature. Each of the 60 plus town company members had to make a substantial contribution to building the town.
 
Erected 2014 by Iola CITF/PRIDE.
 
Location. 37° 55.367′ N, 95° 24.197′ W. Marker is in Iola, Kansas, in Allen County. Marker is on Jefferson Avenue south of Jackson Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the east side of the Courthouse Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 North Jefferson Avenue, Iola KS 66749, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. North Jefferson Avenue Businesses (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named North Jefferson Avenue Businesses (within shouting distance of this marker); Doctor O.L. Garlinghouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Granny Cowden (within shouting distance of this marker); East Jackson Street Businesses (within shouting distance of this marker); Josiah Colborn

John Walter Scott Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
2. John Walter Scott Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named East Jackson Street Businesses (about 300 feet away); EP Brigham (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Iola.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Iola, Kansas. (Submitted on May 21, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Iola, in Blackmar's Kansas cyclopedia (1912). (Submitted on May 21, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. John W. Scott at Find A Grave. (Submitted on May 21, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 21, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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