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Lebo, Kansas

Lebo, Kansas

With private information that a railroad would be built over the prairie lands of Coffey County several miles south of the river and that the station would be located in the center of a section of land then owned by the Santa Fe Railroad Co., a Mr. Jones immediately bought the N.E. quarter of the section and divided the west 80 acres into a townsite, the north 40 acres being called Lebo. 1883 and \\\'84 saw many business places and residences erected.

Lebo is located right along Interstate Highway I35, five miles west of Highway 75, and 20 miles northwest of Burlington. While visiting Coffey County you\\\'ll enjoy the historic points of interest in Lebo.

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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

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

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


Things to do near Lebo, KS

Garnett House

The Lighthouse Hotel was the first hotel in Garnett, built in 1858. It is now a private residence, and is listed on the Na...

Genealogical Society

Research Columbus and your local family history....

"The Square"

Surrounding the Anderson County Courthouse, "The Square," as residents call it, is a collection of graceful structures built ...