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

Nimrod Hankins

March 1, 1831 - Feb 22, 1905

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

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);

Nimrod Hankins Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
2. Nimrod Hankins Marker
Madison Avenue and the Allen County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Views of Madison Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Frederick Funston (within shouting distance of this marker); South Washington Street Businesses (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fred Horton (about 300 feet away); Boyhood Home of General Funston (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Iola.
 
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 & CommercePatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, 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.
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