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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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Brown Mansion Museum

You will take a step back in time to the elegant lifestyle of the early 1900's when you visit the Brown Mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Completed in 1907 by W. P. Brown, the four-floor, 16 room Mansion contains the original furniture, wall and floor coverings.

Coffeyville, KS Museums

Black Dog Trail Marker

The Osage Indians were a dominant population in what was to be Southeast Kansas, and their influence had a positive effect on Caney. Chief Black Dog cleared a trail 30

Caney, KS Ethnic Heritage

Gen. George H. Wark Memorial Park

This city park was established in 1919 in memory of Caney's Company D who participated in World War I. Gen. George H. Wark organized Co. D, 3rd Kansas Infantry and mustered the first units of the Kansas Army National Guard into federal service at Caney's Elk's Hall, May 19, 1917

Caney, KS Memorials

Historic Homes Tour

Caney is proud of its rich heritage and is fortunate to have preserved much of the architecture of its early development. The Historical Society has prepared a self-guided tour brochure to illustrate some of Caney'

Caney, KS Tours

Vivian Vance Birthplace

I Love Lucy fans know Vivian Vance as Lucy's neighbor and cohort "Ethel Mertz." Born Vivian Roberta Jones in Cherryvale, Kansas, on July 26 in 1909

Cherryvale, KS Famous People

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

Opera House/Elk's Hall

The popular Truskett Opera House which was built in 1907 burned along with other businesses in 1910 having a $50,000 loss. The Caney Elk's Club acquired the opera house facilities and rebuilt a building for club use. Their "Elk's Hall"

Caney, KS Opera Houses

Little House on the Prairie

Located 13 miles southwest of Independence, just off of Highway 75, is an authentic, reconstructed log cabin located near the original site where famous author Laura Ingalls Wilder lived as a child. Near the cabin, the remains of what could possibly have been the well that Pa and Mr. Scott dug. An 1

Independence, KS Pioneer History

Civil War Cannon

Wark Memorial Park is also the location of the "Walkingstick," an old cannon of Civil War vintage which is one of fewer than 75 of its kind in the nation.

Caney, KS Monuments

Independence Public Library

The Independence Public Library is still located at the corner of Maple and Fifth, in the structure as it was built by the Carnegie Foundation in 1907. The Library currently houses 61,700 volumes of print and non-print materials, with a patron registration of 9,880

Independence, KS Carnegie Libraries

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

The Dalton Gang

The Dalton Gang, which had been terrorizing the Indian Territory with its daring train robberies, set out in early October of 1892 from their hideout near Tulsa in an attempt to make outlaw history. It was Bob Dalton'

Coffeyville, KS Famous People

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