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Iola, Kansas: Graves of Interest

The cemetery has the grave of the first white woman in southeast Kansas (Granny Cowden), and the tombstone of Iola herself. A zinc statue of a Civil War soldier was removed in 2020.

Iola Cemetery

2 W Jackson Ave, Iola, KS
West of town, west of State St., on north side of US Hwy 54.
Until 8 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Zinc Civil War Statue

The zinc Civil War soldier statue that was in the Iola Cemetery has been temporarily moved to Iola's Allen County Historical Society.

[Pamela Miller, 05/01/2020]

Zinc soldier missing.

Zinc Civil War Soldier, Graves of Interest

The Civil War soldier has gone AWOL.

[Sam K, 04/20/2020]

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).

Nearby Offbeat Places

Martin and Osa Johnson Safari MuseumMartin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum, Chanute, KS - 17 mi.
Statue of LibertyStatue of Liberty, Garnett, KS - 26 mi.
Erie Dinosaur ParkErie Dinosaur Park, Erie, KS - 26 mi.
In the region:
Mini Statue of Liberty, Coffeyville, KS - 62 mi.

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