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Allen County, Kansas


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Statistics & Facts

The Kansas state capital is Topeka.
The population of Iola is approximately 6,008 (2005), 5704 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,886 (1990), 2357 (2010).
The amount of land area in Iola is 9.18 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Iola is 4.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.032 sq kilometers.
The distance from Iola to Washington DC is 1045 miles.
The distance to the Kansas state capital is 78 miles. (as the crow flies)
Iola is positioned 37.92 degrees north of the equator and 95.40 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Iola elevation is 965 feet above sea level.
Iola median income is $ 29,219 (2000).
The Iola median home price is $ 39,100 (2000).


in eastern Kansas about 72 miles from Lawrence and about 99 miles from Kansas City, Missouri. Other nearby communities include Bassett, Gas, La Harpe, Humboldt, Colony, Neosho Falls, Lone Elm and Moran.
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History & History Related Items

A number of residents of the area met in January 1859 to talk about developing a new town for a new county seat. Plans were made to survey and plat the street and a large downtown area. They decided to name the new community Iola after Iola Colborn, the daughter of J.F. Colborn who built the first frame house in the area. In only a few years, a number of businesses relocated to the new town and by 1865, Iola was the new county seat of Allen County. The town continued to grow with the population surging and declining due to various factors including a natural gas discovery and its effects on the area. The history page link below gives more information on the history.

Try this history page for Iola.
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Funston Historical Home
14 S Washington St
Iola, KS 66749-3204
Phone: 620-365-6728

Bowlus Fine Arts Center

Allen County Historical Museum
20 South Washington
P.O. Box 163
Iola, Ks 66749
Phone: (620) 365-3051
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Iola City Government

City of Iola
2 W Jackson St
Iola, KS 66749
Phone: 620-365-4900

City Cemetery
Iola, KS 66749
Phone: 620-365-4935


Allen County Clerk
1 N Washington St
Iola, KS 66749-2835
Phone: 620-365-1407

Allen County Airport
RR 3 Box 363
Iola, KS 66749-9117
Phone: 620-365-5891

Iola Chamber

Iola Area Chamber Of Commerce
208 W Madison St
Iola, KS 66749
Phone: 620-365-5252

Iola Organizations

Iola Area Chamber Of Commerce
208 W Madison St
Iola, KS 66749
Phone: 620-365-5252

Iola Libraries

Iola Public Library
218 E Madison St
Iola, KS 66749-3332
Phone: 620-365-3262

Iola Schools

USA 257
408 North Cottonwood
Iola, KS 66749
Phone: 620-365-4700

Unified School District 257
209 S Kentucky St
Iola, KS 66749-3547
Phone: 620-365-5790


Allen County Community College
1801 N Cottonwood St
Iola, KS 66749
Phone: 620-365-5116 Iola


The population of Iola was:
1990 - 6,351
2000 - 6,302
2005 - 6,008

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