March 1, 1831 - Feb 22, 1905
Nimrod Hankins came to Cofachique, Allen County's first settlement and county seat, in 1855 when KS was still a territory. Enlisted into Company E the 9th KS Calvary [sic - Cavalry] when the Civil War broke out and rose to the rank of 1st Lieutenant and served until 1865. After the town of Iola was formed, Nimrod and Joshiah [sic - Josiah] Colborn (Iola's husband) went into the mercantile business together on the southwest corner of Madison Avenue. That building was replaced by the Coutant building, which is where the men are sitting on the light pole to watch the Ringling Bros. Parade. [top photo on neighboring marker]
Erected 2014 by Iola CITF/PRIDE.
Location. 37° 55.278′ N, 95° 24.31′ W. Marker is in Iola, Kansas, in Allen County. Marker is on Madison Avenue (U.S. 54) east of Washington Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on the south side of the Courthouse Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 West Madison Avenue, Iola KS 66749, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Intersection of Madison and Washington (here, next to this marker); George A. Bowlus (within shouting distance of this marker);
Also see . . .
1. Nimrod Hankins, in History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas (1901). (Submitted on May 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Nimrod Hankins Obituary in The Iola Daily Register. (Submitted on May 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of Iola, Kansas. (Submitted on May 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.