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Coffey CountyENJOY SOME COFFEY WITH YOUR FUN!

Coffey County offers so much to do, you'll never want to leave! Your "Coffey Break" begins in Burlington. Stop by the Visitor's Information Center to get your adventures started right! The Coffey County Visitor's Center and Coffey County Chamber of Commerce is located at the northwest corner of Neosho Street and U.S. 75 Highway, in the heart of Burlington, which is the county seat.

Step back in time with a visit to the County Museum or one of the local antique shops. Leap into the future with a tour of the state's only Nuclear Power Generating Station, Wolf Creek.

For those thirsting for outdoor excitement, John Redmond Reservoir can quench that thirst...with over 9400 acres of surface water! John Redmond Reservoir offers overnight camping with RV accommodations, fishing, boating and every form of water sport "under the sun!" Plus nature lovers will enjoy a hike through the Flint Hills Wildlife Refuge. This area is home to spectacular wildlife and birds, including the American Bald Eagle.


Wolf Creek Lake, a 5090-acre lake, provides cooling for Wolf Creek systems used in producing electricity. The lake is also home to many species of fish including striper, wiper, and large and smallmouth bass; black and white crappie; walleye; and blue, flathead and channel catfish.

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St. Francis Xavier Church

The St. Francis Xavier Church is one of Burlington's older churches, built in 1901. It replaced a frame building built in 1871.Parishioners excavated a basement beneath the existing building in 1954 and outfitted it as a church hall. Mass was offered by missionary priests as early as 1859

Burlington, KS Historic Churches


The First National Bank of LeRoy

The bank, constructed in the late 1800

LeRoy, 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

Old Excelsior Mill

In early Coffey County history, farmers brought their wheat to this well-known Burlington landmark situated at the east end of Kennebec Street. The elevator building is all that remains of the Excelsior Water Mills, built in 1869

Burlington, KS Historic Mills

1896 School House

The Rural Dale School which was located east of LeRoy, Kansas in Coffey County, was recently donated to the Coffey County Museum by Irene Woods. The 1896 school house has been moved next to the Museum and is currently undergoing restoration. Restoration should be completed early in 1997.

Burlington, KS Historic Schoolhouses

The Bank of Aliceville

Time has stood still for the Farmers State Bank in Aliceville. It has been in business since 1908. The ornate oak tellers'

LeRoy, KS Historic Buildings

Coffey County Historical Society and Museum

The Coffey County Museum, which features 12,000 square feet of displays, is located in Katy Park of the original Townsite of the City of Burlington, which was platted in 1857

Burlington, KS Museums

Wolf Creek Environmental Education Area

The Wolf Creek Environmental Education Area opened in September of 1994 offers visitors a unique opportunity to learn about the nature of eastern Kansas. The area consists of 160 acres on which there are three self-guided trails that start and end at the "silo."

Burlington, KS Nature Centers

Bank of Waverly

This historical building in Waverly was built about 1883 as a private bank by Mr. Senior and Mr. Fisher. In 1892, it was sold and became known as the Bank of Waverly. On January 27, 1893, it was the scene of Waverly'

Waverly, KS Historic Buildings

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

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