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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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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

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

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

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


Gridley City Lake

Gridley City Lake was built as a 33 acre water supply for the city in 1956, and was used as such until 1990, when the lake became inadequate and a new water supply was obtained. The lake was drained and restructured in 1995

Gridley, KS Recreation

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

The First National Bank of LeRoy

The bank, constructed in the late 1800

LeRoy, KS Historic Buildings

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

Wolf Creek Generating Station

Wolf Creek Generating station is the only nuclear power plant in the state of Kansas. It plays a key role in providing electrical power for some 780,000 customers in Kansas and Missouri.

Burlington, KS Tours

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

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