BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring/ Summerr/ Fall
Good roads, but not passable in the winter, many original buildings still stand. Take highway 40 east, to the Danville exit. Mineola is about 2 1/2 miles southeast on county road J. Town has about 15 full time residents.
REMAINS: Water mill foundation, horse and buggy shop, grave yard.
Mineola Dates to the mid 1800's when it was a thriving stop for early travlers between St. Louis and Kansas City, Mineola began its decent into history in the early 1900's when highway 40 was built around it. Parts of Mineloa were destroyed in the late 1800's when a tornado hit the area, the town rebuilt only to be hit by a flood 3 years later. Submitted by: Mike Busekrus
Just an added note of interest on this town. Minneola was orginally formed from land granted by Daniel Boone. It is still a beautiful and untouched area which abounds with many pioneer grave yards. The spelling for the town is now Minneola. It was originally Mineola but after a stamp was issued in 1903 commemorating the town which misspelled the name as Minneola, the citizens of the town changed the spelling. I wish to remain anonymous on this but my father and all his ancestors came here during the original land grant from Daniel Boone.Debra German