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MG   Montgomery County, Kansas, was established in 1867.  It was created out of Wilson County, and named for Richard Montgomery, a hero of during the Revolutionary War.  The county seat of Montgomery County is Independence, Kansas.

Other County Genealogical Resources

  • County GenWeb
  • County American Local History Network (ALHN)
  • County Genealogy Trails
  • County Find-A-Grave
  • County Courthouse
  • County Resources
  • County Genealogy – FamilySearch

Old, Newspaper

Montgomery County Old News

courtesy of the Kansas Old Newspaper Transcribers Guild (KCGS)

A Kansas Mystery

A Family Asphyxiated in a Manner That Aroused Grave Suspicions Independence, Kan., Jan. 2 - At 9 o'clock yesterday morning the home of George W. Read, manager of the Long-Bell Lumber Co., was broken into by Al Brown, Mr. Read's son-in-law, and suspicious neighbors...

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Ed Parks Killed

Lizzie Williams, an eighteen-year-old negro girl whose home is at Kansas City, shot and killed Ed Parks, a negro lad about the same age, at Coffeyville, recently.  Parks was her sweetheart and was visiting her at her boarding place with the fatal shot was fired.  The...

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