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Montgomery County, Kansas Facts

Montgomery County

When was Montgomery County, KS Created?
Montgomery County was established on February 26, 1867 (Organized on 1869) from Wilson County. The county was named in honor of Gen. Richard Montgomery (1738-1775), a Revolutionary War hero who led the army into Canada, capturing the city of Montreal; he died while attempting to capture Quebec..

What is the County Seat of Montgomery County, KS?
The County Seat is located in Independence and the county government website is http://www.mgcountyks.org

What counties are adjacent to Montgomery County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Wilson County, Neosho County, Labette County, Nowata County, Oklahoma, , Washington County, Oklahoma, Chautauqua County, Elk County.

What cities and towns are in Montgomery County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Coffeyville, Independence, Cherryvale, Caney, Dearing, Elk City, Tyro, Liberty, Havana.


Montgomery County, KS Vital Records

Where can find Montgomery County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Montgomery County vital records can be found at the Kansas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records from July 1, 1911; marriage records from May 1913 and divorce records from July 1951. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Kansas for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

You can search online for Montgomery County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Kansas Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.


Montgomery County, KS Census Records

What Montgomery County, KS census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Montgomery County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Montgomery Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1870 and 1880. Montgomery Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Montgomery Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890.

Another census resource is the Kansas State Census Collection from 1855-1925. You'll find free down-loadable not to mention printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Kansas Census Records Research Guide


Montgomery County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Montgomery County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Montgomery County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Montgomery County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Kansas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Montgomery County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 217 E Myrtle, PO Box 446, Independence, KS 67301-3758; Phone: (620) 332-2710.
  • Montgomery County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1888-1911, Marriage Records from 1870 and Death Records from 1887-1911. The Register of Deeds shall have custody of and safely keep and preserve all the books, records, deeds, maps, papers and microphotographs deposited or kept in the office of the Register of Deeds. The Register of Deeds shall also record or cause to be recorded all deeds, mortgages, maps, instruments and writings authorized by law to be recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds and shall perform all other duties as are required by law.
  • Montgomery County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1870. The Register of Deeds shall have custody of and safely keep and preserve all the books, records, deeds, maps, papers and microphotographs deposited or kept in the office of the Register of Deeds. The Register of Deeds shall also record or cause to be recorded all deeds, mortgages, maps, instruments and writings authorized by law to be recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds and shall perform all other duties as are required by law.
  • Montgomery County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1870 and Court Records from 1870. The Clerk of Court is part of the Judicial Branch of local government and as such is required to maintain a record of all documents filed with the courts, keep a record of all court proceedings, and collect various fines and forfeitures ordered by the court and specified by statute.
  • BLM Land Records

Montgomery County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Montgomery County, KS?
A list of Montgomery County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Kansas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Montgomery County, KS Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Montgomery County, KS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Montgomery County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a fee. This is simply a directory which has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Montgomery Co. KS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Montgomery Co. KS Cemeteries & Church Records

Montgomery Co. KS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Montgomery Co. KS General and History Websites

Montgomery Co. KS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Montgomery Co. KS Military Records

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