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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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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

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 City Lake

The Lebo City lake was rebuilt in 1997. Originally constructed as the citys' water supply, the lake is being developed as a recreational facility and a 55 acre sport fishery. The basin renovation included deepening around the shoreline and installation of 13

Lebo, KS Recreation

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...

Emanuel Haldeman-Julius Home

Emanuel Haldeman lived at this farm home with his family beginning in 1918. The home is listed on the Kansas State Registe...