Allen County, Kansas--Trails to the Past

Welcome to Allen County

Trails to the Past

This County is Available For Adoption

Allen County was organized in 1855, one of the original counties established by the first territorial legislature. It is in southeastern Kansas, bounded to the north and northeast by Anderson and Linn Counties; to the east by Bourbon County; to the south and southwest by Neosho and Wilson Counties; and to the west and northwest by Woodson and Coffey Counties. Its county seat and largest city is Iola. Allen County was named for William Allen, a US senator from Ohio. The first white settlers arrived early in 1855, settling near the Neosho River. Many of the early settlers were pro-slavery men, although few slaves were brought into the county. And because of the antagonism of the freestate settlers, most of the slaves were granted their freedom or removed from the area.

We are looking for someone to adopt this county's web site. Below, you will note a table which includes the types of documents and information we would like to see included for Allen County. If you are interested in becoming a County Administrator for Allen County, please let me know. And if you have any information that you wish to include here, please contact me at and let me know. Copy and paste my email address into your email template.

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 October 13, 2010