Iola, Kansas: Zinc Civil War Soldier, Graves of Interest

Cemetery features a zinc Civil War soldier, grave of the first white woman in SE Kansas (Granny Cowden), and the tombstone of Iola herself.

Iola Cemetery

Address:
2 W Jackson Ave, Iola, KS
Directions:
West of town, west of State St., on north side of US Hwy 54.
Hours:
Until 8 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
620-365-4935
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Zinc soldier.

Zinc Civil War Soldier, Graves of Interest

The zinc Civil War statue and monument is located in back part of cemetery.

[Jenny, 01/25/2015]

The old Iola Cemetery was created in 1863 and among its interesting markers is this rare civil war figure made of zinc. There's also a historic wood and concrete WPA-era outhouse that goes by the name of "Eleanor" (after Eleanor Roosevelt).

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