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Montgomery County, KS

Montgomery CountyEstablished in 1867 and once home to the Osage Indians, Montgomery County is today a very diverse county capitalizing on its natural resources--water, fertile soil, gas, oil, history and friendly people.

Life moves at a slow pace in this part of the country. When you walk down the streets in Montgomery County, you'll be treated to friendly hellos and big smiles.

From a little house on the prairie to a mansion on a hill, adventure awaits you in Montgomery County, Kansas. History comes alive as you travel through the gentle hills of Montgomery County, located in Southeast Kansas near the Oklahoma and Missouri borders.

The Daltons died here, Laura Ingalls Wilder lived here. Walter "Big Train" Johnson and Mickey Mantle played here, and we welcome you to visit here-- for a day, a week or a lifetime.

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Carnegie Library

Cherryvale's public library, built in 1913, is one of the few Carnegie Libraries still in use. Early in 1909, the Cherryvale Women's Club set a goal to establish a library with an adjoining room for rural women to rest and visit after their long horse and buggy ride to shop in town. In 1912

Cherryvale, KS Carnegie Libraries

Tanko Lake

Santa Fe Tanko Lake was built in 1870 to draw fresh water for the Leavenworth, Lawrence & Galveston Railway steam locomotives and later for the Atchison Topeka Santa Fe Railway's steam locomotives. The 45-acre lake was deeded by the Santa Fe Railway to the city as a New Years gift in 1954

Cherryvale, KS Recreation

Logan Memorial Veteran's Park

This memorial park has served Cherryvale since 1881 when the Leavenworth, Lawrence & Galveston Railroad offered the six-acre tract to the city. In 1895, Civil War Veterans held their first "Old Soldiers' Southern Kansas Reunion right here in Logan Park, Cherryvale, Kansas. This "Reunion Association"

Cherryvale, KS Memorials

Independence Science and Technology Center

Houses a wide variety of exhibits that invite visitors to examine and experiment. Register on a computer, hear sounds on the echo tube, ride the Anti-gravity Simulator, or experience the hair-raising Van de Graaff generator. You may even want to visit with the life-like Albert Einstein.

Independence, KS Learning Centers

Cherryvale Cemeteries

Cherryvale's three cemeteries and two rural cemeteries abound with local history and genealogy information. 1869 Fairview Cemetery, Northeast of town on Olive Street. P.C. Bowen set aside 10

Cherryvale, KS Cemeteries

Bloody Bender Family 1871-1873

Ruthless Keepers of the Devil's Inn "Near here are the Bender Mounds, named for the infamous Bender family, John, his wife, son, and daughter Kate, who settled here in 1871

Cherryvale, KS Notables

Dalton Defenders Museum

The Dalton Defenders Museum houses memorabilia from the infamous Dalton Raid in 1892. Guns, saddles and the original First National Bank doors can all be seen, plus many pictures taken following the raid.

Coffeyville, KS Museums

Sycamore Valley Golf Course

Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times:

Independence, KS Golf Courses

Death Alley and Jail

Walk the same path taken by the Daltons in 1892

Coffeyville, KS Historical Markers

Perkins Building

Located in the Perkins Building, the Condon Bank was one of the two banks robbed during the Dalton Raid in 1892. Today this building has been restored and is listed as a National Historical Landmark.

Coffeyville, KS Historic Buildings

Little White School House

The first school, built in 1870, was a log cabin provided by Berryman Smith. The teacher, Mrs. O.M. \"Billie\" Smith, had 25 students enrolled. Bonds for the next school building, the Little White School House, were sold to raise $1,800 and the school was built in 1872 for $900

Caney, KS Historic Schoolhouses

Aviation Heritage Museum

Aviation MuseumDedicated to early aviation and pioneer pilots of the area, the Aviation Heritage Museum features memorabilia from the Coffeyville Air Base, a Funk airplane and Breezy, owned by Joe Funk and donated to the museum, plus many other displays. The museum is housed in a 1930'

Coffeyville, KS Museums

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