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Allen County, KS

Allen County , KSAllen County was established in 1855 on land reserved for the New York Indians and was named after William Allen, U.S. Senator and Governor of Ohio. Allen, a proslavery sympathizer, was said to have originated the fiery phrase "Fifty-four Forty or Fight" in reference to the Canadian-United States dispute over the Oregon Territory.

Centered around the two communities of Iola and Humboldt, Allen County hosts a variety of activities for young and old alike, and a number of festivals are hosted for everyone to enjoy.

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Funston Home

The historic boyhood home of Major General Frederick Funston. Artifacts and furniture on display at the Funston Home include items that were originally at the homestead during Frederick Funston's boyhood, as well as items pertaining to Funston'

Iola, KS Famous Homes

Confederate Soldier Marker

This stone marker memorializes the site where a Confederate soldier was shot during the burning of Humboldt in October 1861. This is just one of 12 sites in Humboldt's Civil War Tour. Free brochures, with map, for this self-guided tour can be obtained 24 hours a day at Johnson's General Store on 9

Humboldt, KS Tours

Humboldt Historical Museum

The first Museum building was built more than a century ago in 1867. There are presently five buildings of historic and collectable items open to the public. Building No. 1

Humboldt, KS Museums

The Old County Jail

Built of limestone, this two story structure opened in 1869, only eight years after Kansas became a state. The prisoners were confined in cells on the bottom floor, while the second floor was used by the jailer and his family as living quarters. It is listed on the

Iola, KS Pioneer History

Civil War Memorial

This monument bears a marble collage of 12 Civil War sites in Humboldt depicting events during the Oct. 1861 Burning of Humboldt by Confederate troops and revealing possible hiding places of fugitive slaves found in Humboldt during the Sept. 1861

Humboldt, KS Memorials



Riverside School

Riverside School, located in the Museum complex, is the replica of a one room country school complete with furnishings. It also houses a large collection from Lewis howland of iron toys. There are many pictures and albums, and an abundance of genealogy sources:

Humboldt, KS Historic Schoolhouses

Russell Stover Factory Outlet

In 1923 Mr. and Mrs. Russell Stover began a candy business at their home in Denver Colorado, although the candy was originally marketed as 'Mrs. Stover's Candies'. The factory offers a full line of "Only the Finest" Russell Stover Candies including our "First Quality"

Iola, KS Outlets

Cedarbrook Golf Course

Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7

Iola, KS Golf Courses

Allen County Country Club Golf Course

Course Access: Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times:

Iola, KS Golf Courses

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