LASR.net Homepage




Menu

Arvonia School House


category : Pioneer History
Arvonia School House Although it is over the county line in Osage County, the Arvonia Schoolhouse was the focus for Lebo's Welsh community and the location for a BBC documentary about the Welsh in America a few years ago. Among Lebo's Welsh best remembered today are the Jones brothers, Walter and Evan, who left their considerable estate to be used for the health care of children living in the counties in which they owned property.

In time that original goal was broadened to include educational assistance and recreational facilities, such as the Jones Park, built with matching funds in several towns in Coffey County.


Come visit us in Lebo, Kansas

Attractions and Upcoming Events

IOOF Hall

The IOOF Hall in Lebo was one place where folks went to have a good time. For years after its dedication in 1899, it was the site of many social gatherings and even served as a church while the Methodist Church was being built. It is made of native stone quarried near Coal Creek, 1 and 1/2

Lebo, KS Historic Buildings

Arvonia School House

Although it is over the county line in Osage County, the Arvonia Schoolhouse was the focus for Lebo's Welsh community and the location for a BBC documentary about the Welsh in America a few years ago. Among Lebo'

Lebo, KS Pioneer History

Lebo Jail

If morality was disregarded by some elements of society, those who chose to flout the law often wound up in places like this, the old jail at Lebo.

Lebo, KS Pioneer History



Things to do Pioneer History near Lebo, KS