Introduction to Iola, Kansas
The city of Iola was formed in the year 1859. It was named after Iola Colborn, whose father built the first frame style house in the area. Iola was made the seat of Allen County in the year 1865. Iola was officially incorporated in the year 1870. During the years 1895 to 1904, the population of the city grew tremendously, and from a town Iola grew into a city.
Iola and nearby Attractions
- Fort Scott National Historic Site
- Mine Creek Battlefield
- Coffey County Historical Society & Museum
- Johnson Safari Museum
- Allen County Historical Society & Museum
Things To Do In Iola
The City of Iola offers easy access to various historical sites and museums. Tourists can visit the Fort Scott National Historic Site and Coffey County Museum. S number of recreational facilities are offered by parks like Garfield Park, and Riverside Park. The Church of God, Community Baptist Church, and Wesley United Methodist Church are among some the beautiful churches in the city. Visitors of the city may even participate the annual festivals like the Allen County Fair.
Forbes Field Airport is one of the nearest airports.
Iola Higher Education
Allen County Community College, Pittsburg State University, and Emporia State University are a few of the institutions that offer higher educational opportunities.