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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Montgomery County, Kansas

Clickable Map of Montgomery County, Kansas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Montgomery County, KS (51) Chautauqua County, KS (3) Elk County, KS (7) Labette County, KS (18) Neosho County, KS (28) Wilson County, KS (17) Nowata County, OK (1) Washington County, OK (2)  MontgomeryCounty(51) Montgomery County (51)  ChautauquaCounty(3) Chautauqua County (3)  ElkCounty(7) Elk County (7)  LabetteCounty(18) Labette County (18)  NeoshoCounty(28) Neosho County (28)  WilsonCounty(17) Wilson County (17)  NowataCountyOklahoma(1) Nowata County (1)  WashingtonCounty(2) Washington County (2)
Independence is the county seat for Montgomery County
Adjacent to Montgomery County, Kansas
      Chautauqua County (3)  
      Elk County (7)  
      Labette County (18)  
      Neosho County (28)  
      Wilson County (17)  
      Nowata County, Oklahoma (1)  
      Washington County, Oklahoma (2)  
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1 Kansas, Montgomery County, Caney — “Walking Stick” Cannon
Manufactured 1822 at Fort Pitt Foundry, Pitts. Pa (FPF) 6 pound shell, 3 5/8 bore, weight 742 lbs. The impractical slender design caused the barrel to burst. Only 100 were manufactured. Only 14 of this style survive in the United States. . . . Map (db m57888) HM
2 Kansas, Montgomery County, Caney — Bell's Trading Post and Village Water Well — 1869 - 1870
Location of Dr. J. W. Bell's Trading Post and Village Water Well, hand dug by John Luppy. Also, original Caney Survey Point and Marker.Map (db m57847) HM
3 Kansas, Montgomery County, Caney — Black Dog Trail Campsite
[Title is the text]Map (db m57851) HM
4 Kansas, Montgomery County, Caney — Caney High School Stadium
Constructed by The United States Government Works Progress Administration August 1938 – October 1939 First Night Game September 29, 1939 Caney 39 Altoona 0 Stadium Dedication October 27, 1939 Caney 19 Sedan 0 . . . Map (db m57877) HM
5 Kansas, Montgomery County, Caney — Caney Memorial Street
This brick street was laid in 1907 using bricks from Caney plants that were part of the early industrial expansion. This street has been preserved as a memorial to the citizens of Caney who were major contributors through oil and gas exploration . . . Map (db m57849) HM
6 Kansas, Montgomery County, Caney — Caney School District No. 34 — Organized April 13, 1871
. . . Map (db m57848) HM
7 Kansas, Montgomery County, Caney — Caney War Memorial
To Our Defenders 1775 – 1918 This monument sponsored by Ernest Brown Post 138 American Legion, was erected by the patriotic organizations and citizens of Caney Dedicated to the memory of these Caney men, who in World . . . Map (db m57887) WM
8 Kansas, Montgomery County, Caney — Captain Richard C. Mason — PeaRidge Battlefield Arkansas 1862
Near this monument March 8, 1862, Captain Richard C. Mason of the 16th Arkansas Cavalry and was severly wounded and his horse killed. Mason was rescued by Frank Colbert a Chickasaw. Mason served for the duration of the war, and received an honorable . . . Map (db m57880) HM WM
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9 Kansas, Montgomery County, Caney — George H. Wark 1878 - 1974
Dedicated to George Wark And the Men of Company D Attorney (1903), State Senator, (1917) and Leader in Montgomery County Legal Profession. —————— Capt. Co. D 139th Inf. WW1 (1918) 1st American . . . Map (db m57850) HM WM
10 Kansas, Montgomery County, Caney — Jappa Mason — 1867 – 1962 — Educator —
Taught school for 76 years. Her pupils included Harry Sinclair, W.E. Disney, Martin Johnson, and many others of prominence. During a very useful and successful life she wrote the school laws for Oklahoma, was a foe of corruption in public office . . . Map (db m57882) HM
11 Kansas, Montgomery County, Caney — Richard Colbert Mason — Engineer · Scientist · Inventor
Library registered of 19 United States Patents, Inventor of many devises for the oil industry. Engineer for the U.S.A. during the World War-2. He conceived the idea of Christ’s statue atop Devils Tower which he dedicated to the Christian World and . . . Map (db m57886) HM
12 Kansas, Montgomery County, Caney — World War Memorial — Lest We Forget — Gen George H Wark Memorial Park —
To commemorate the memory of those who served their country in the World War 1917-1919 [Roll of Honored Dead] Earnest B. Brown · James H. Canary · Frank D. Coate · Glenn C. Gillen · Elic C. Monger · Homer B. Price · Paul E. Williams . . . Map (db m57873) WM
13 Kansas, Montgomery County, Cherryvale — Carnegie Free Library
Entered as a National Historic Place August 1987Map (db m61432) HM
14 Kansas, Montgomery County, Cherryvale — Cherryvale War Memorial
Erected to the memory of the Union Soldiers and Sailors of the Civil War Dedicated in memory of the U.S. Armed Forces of the War with Spain Dedicated in memory of the U.S. Armed Forces of World War I Dedicated in memory of . . . Map (db m53055) HM
15 Kansas, Montgomery County, Cherryvale — Frank E. Bellamy — Dedicated In Memory Of — Spanish American • Philippine War —
To stimulate the patriotism of the Spanish-American War, President McKinley suggested a new pledge of allegiance be written and ask[ed] the patriotic organizations take charge of it. When the contest was over, the honor of writing the "Pledge . . . Map (db m61436) HM WM
16 Kansas, Montgomery County, Cherryvale — Veterans Memorial
In memory of those who served our country Dedicated May 20, 1989Map (db m61433) WM
17 Kansas, Montgomery County, Coffeyville — Bethel AME Church — Built 1879
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m97051) HM
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18 Kansas, Montgomery County, Coffeyville — Charles Brown — In Memory Of
Who gave his life at this spot Dalton Raid October 5, 1892Map (db m60826) HM
19 Kansas, Montgomery County, Coffeyville — Charles T. Connelly — In Memory Of
Who gave his life at this spot Dalton Raid October 5, 1892Map (db m60830) HM
20 Kansas, Montgomery County, Coffeyville — Civil War Memorial — 1861 - 1865
In Memory Of Our Union Soldiers and Sailors Map (db m60834) WM
21 Kansas, Montgomery County, Coffeyville — Company G, 20th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Memorial
In memory of the men killed in action on Luzon Island, P. I. in 1898-9 Capt. D. S. Elliott Lieut. W. A. McTaggart Privates Albert Anibal • Orlin Birlew Alva Dix • John SchererMap (db m97022) WM
22 Kansas, Montgomery County, Coffeyville — Dalton Defenders
This memorial is dedicated to those men who successfully defended Coffeyville during the Dalton Raid. October 5, 1892Map (db m4301) HM
23 Kansas, Montgomery County, Coffeyville — Dalton Gang and Defenders Graves
On October 5, 1892, the five-member Dalton Gang rode into Coffeyville planning to rob the two banks. George Cubine and Charles Brown, two of Coffeyville's citizens killed while defending their town against the notorious gang, are buried here in . . . Map (db m60835) HM
24 Kansas, Montgomery County, Coffeyville — George B. Cubine — In Memory Of
Who gave his life at this spot Dalton Raid October 5, 1892Map (db m60823) HM
25 Kansas, Montgomery County, Coffeyville — Historic Downtown Plaza — Coffeyville 1892
Perkins Building/Old Condon Bank This is the bank that Grat Dalton, Dick Broadwell, & Bill Powers attempted to rob. When they asked for the money in the vault, they were told that the time lock wouldn't open for 10 minutes. As they waited, . . . Map (db m97140) HM
26 Kansas, Montgomery County, Coffeyville — Lloyd William Martin — Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force • 405th Bomber Squadron — 38th Bomber Group, Medium • Pacific Theater —
Born in Coffeyville, KS. July 22, 1921 Killed in Action, WW II August 7, 1945 After graduating from Coffeyville Junior College, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force and served in the Pacific Theater as engineer gunner on a B-25 medium bomber. . . . Map (db m96990) WM
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27 Kansas, Montgomery County, Coffeyville — Lucius M. Baldwin — In Memory Of
Who gave his life at this spot Dalton Raid October 5, 1892Map (db m60812) HM
28 Kansas, Montgomery County, Coffeyville — Perkins Building — Built 1890
This building was the location of the C.M. Condon & Company Bank during the time of the infamous raid by the Dalton Gang on the Condon & First National Banks October 5, 1892 Placed on National Register of Historic Places by . . . Map (db m60799) HM
29 Kansas, Montgomery County, Coffeyville — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty . . . Map (db m96983) HM
30 Kansas, Montgomery County, Coffeyville — Robb
. . . Map (db m61289) HM
31 Kansas, Montgomery County, Coffeyville — Veterans Court of Valor — They Gave All Their Tomorrows So You May Have Today
They Paid The Supreme Sacrifice - May We Never Forget Spanish-American War Heroes [Roll of Honored Dead] Those Who Died in the War to End All Wars -- WWI [Roll of Honored Dead] They Sacrificed Their Lives for American Values - . . . Map (db m96988) WM
32 Kansas, Montgomery County, Coffeyville — Veterans Memorial Patio
. . . Map (db m97027) WM
33 Kansas, Montgomery County, Coffeyville — Walter Johnson
. . . Map (db m60836) HM
34 Kansas, Montgomery County, Coffeyville — William Howard Taft — 27th President — United States of America —
on this site, September 25, 1911, while on a train tour of eastern Kansas, President Taft addressed 30,000 citizens of the Coffeyville area. Dedicated September 25, 1991Map (db m60804) HM
35 Kansas, Montgomery County, Coffeyville — World War I Memorial — Field Kindley High School — 1917-18 • 1931 —
[Title is text]Map (db m96984) WM
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36 Kansas, Montgomery County, Elk City — Elk City Kansas
The oldest town in Montgomery County established in 1867 when this was still the Diminished Reserve of the Osage IndiansMap (db m229888) HM
37 Kansas, Montgomery County, Independence — A. C. Stich Memorial
to Captain S. D. Elliott Lieutenant W. McTaggart and other brave soldiers of the 20th Kansas who fell in the Spanish American WarMap (db m61449) WM
38 Kansas, Montgomery County, Independence — Dewlen - Spohnhauer Memorial Bridge — In Memory Of — Montgomery County Bridge No. 628 —
O. Glenn Dewlen Born Nov. 4, 1896 Killed Sept. 26, 1918 Argonne Forest Company "K" 137th Inf. 35th Division Harry F. Spohnhauer Born Oct. 11, 1896 Killed Nov. 2, 1918 Meuse Argonne Offensive Company "H" 353rd Inf. . . . Map (db m61437) WM
39 Kansas, Montgomery County, Independence — Dr. George Tann — November 27, 1825 - March 31, 1909
A Negro doctor that doctored the Ingalls for malaria in 1870Map (db m57821) HM
40 Kansas, Montgomery County, Independence — 56 — Drum Creek and the Civil War
During the Civil War, militias from both the Union and Confederate sides were stealing the Osages' cattle, harassing their villages, and blaming the Indians for raids actually committed by Americans. Osage leader Charles Mongrain cautioned everyone . . . Map (db m60477) HM
41 Kansas, Montgomery County, Independence — Etchen Studebaker Sales & Service — 1925 — Historic Landmark —
The swastika was an ancient religious icon meaning “well-being” or “good luck” until the 1930’s.Map (db m229884) HM
42 Kansas, Montgomery County, Independence — F-100F Super Sabre
Manufacturer: North American Aviation, Inc. from 1956 through 1959 Crew: Pilot and Weapons Officer Primary Service: Vietnam War Aircraft Classification: Fighter-Bomber Length of Fuselage: 47.4 feet Wingspan : 38.8 feet Height: 16.2 . . . Map (db m61567) HM
43 Kansas, Montgomery County, Independence — First Night Game in Organized Baseball — Reported missing
Played Here Shulthis Stadium April 28, 1930 Western Association League Independence Producers vs Muskogee ChiefsMap (db m57831) HM
44 Kansas, Montgomery County, Independence — Kayo's Boys — Walter "Kayo" Emmot
The Undefeated 1957 [Photo, Roster, Victories, Trophy] The Undefeated 1958 [Photo, Roster, Victories, Trophy] The Undefeated 1959 [Photo, Roster, Victories, Trophy] The Undefeated 1960 [Photo, Roster, Victories, . . . Map (db m61646) HM
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45 Kansas, Montgomery County, Independence — Princess Cartwright's "Remington" — Public Ambassador, IFD Firedog, and Multi-National Field Trial Champion — 07/07/2007 - 02/20/2020 —
Remington expertly served as one of the City’s top public ambassadors and community fundraisers. He performed many duties including fire prevention and safety education in local schools throughout his 6 years in public service with the Independence . . . Map (db m229829) HM
46 Kansas, Montgomery County, Independence — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
[The original marker has been removed] Dedicated Feb. 17, 1952 by Boy Scouts of America Rededication by President Gerald R. Ford in memory Gary W. Moffatt Coordinator Independence Police Reserve Unit Assistant Coordinator . . . Map (db m61439) HM
47 Kansas, Montgomery County, Independence — Stoddard - Thompson Memorial Bell — Mrs. S.A. Stoddard, 1872; Frank Thompson, 1990
The Mite Society of the First Presbyterian Church presented this bell in 1872 in memory of Mrs. S.A. Stoddard, wife of the first pastor. This historic church bell was erected in the courtyard in November 1990 in memory of Frank Thompson through . . . Map (db m61448) HM
48 Kansas, Montgomery County, Independence — United Spanish War Veterans Memorial — 1898 - 1902 — Army - Navy —
William McTaggart Camp No. 25 instituted Sept 25 1920 USA · Cuba · Porto Rico Philippine IslandsMap (db m57815) WM
49 Kansas, Montgomery County, Independence — Veterans Memorial
In Memory Of Our Departed ComradesMap (db m61524) WM
50 Kansas, Montgomery County, Morehead — 54 — The Bloody Benders
Near here are the Bender Mounds, named for the infamous Bender family ~~ John, his wife, son, and daughter Kate ~~ who settled here in 1871. Kate soon gained notoriety as a self proclaimed healer and spiritualist. Secretly, the four made a living . . . Map (db m52958) HM
51 Kansas, Montgomery County, Wayside — Little House On The Prairie — Historical Site
. . . Map (db m4954) HM
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Oct. 2, 2023