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Coffey County, KS

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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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

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

Prairie View Church

The Prairie View Church is over 90 years old. It was named the "Rural Church of the Year" in 1982

Waverly, KS Historic Churches

Gridley United Methodist Church

In 1872, a group of settlers from Boston, Massachusetts, settled two and one-half miles south of Gridley and formed a village called Bangor. A schoolhouse was erected and preaching services were held there regularly. In 1866

Gridley, KS Historic Churches

Gridley Christian Church

The Gridley Christian Church was first organized about 1890 as a Disciples of Christ Christian Church. Services were held in the building that housed Bahr Hardware. In the summer of 1895, the Burlington Independent reported on the front page that \"

Gridley, KS Historic Churches

Jones Park

Jones Park is located on Getz Street across the street from the Community Center. This park offers a playground, picnic shelter, basketball court, automated pitching cage and a 2 court tennis court. 

New Strawn, KS Parks

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

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

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

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

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

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