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City of Iola, Allen County, Kansas

Allen County, founded in 1855 and named for William Allen, U.S. Senator and Governor of Ohio, is located in the southeast part of the State.  Allen County is twenty-one miles north and south, twenty-four miles east and west containing 504 square miles, or 322,560 acres.  The county is divided into ten townships.  The county seat is Iola, home of the largest town square in the country.  Allen County in 1990 had a population of 14,638 people.

Allen County Towns

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Schools & Colleges


Allen County Events

Allen County Libraries

Public Libraries


  • Allen County Memorial Wall
         Tribute to the over 9000 veterans of Allen County Open year round.  Located on the south side of the Iola Square.
  • Iola Bandstand
         On the courthouse square, the Iola Community Band has been playing concerts every summer since 1871. Concerts held Thursday Nights.
  • Old Allen County Jail Built in 1869 and in use until 1958.
    Was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
         Just north of the Iola Square.
  • The Funston House - Major General Frederick Funston Boyhood Home
         A new addition to the museum complex in Iola - tribute to Kansas' Great Spanish American Warrior. Located west side of the Iola Square.
  • The Museum Gallery
         Tells the story of Allen County from its beginning, through the Gas Boom Days at the turn of the century until today. Just north of the Iola Square.
  • The Museum Room
         Located at the Allen County Courthouse. The museum room features major exhibits on Allen County history. Iola Square, Iola
  • Southwest Pueblo Pottery Wichita
  • Kansas Museums
  • WWW-VL: History US History Museums

Allen County Radio Stations

WWW-VL: USA History Index

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