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Named in honor of Gen. Richard Montgomery (1738-1775), a Revolutionary War hero.

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Founded: 1869, Population: 36,252 (2000), Elev.: 826 ft.

Located in the Southeast Region of the state, in Montgomery County (County Seat) southeast of Wichita and along US Highway 75. The townsite was bought from the Indians by George A. Brown in Sept., 1869, before the land had been acquired by the government. Nearby is Coffeyville and montgolk]. The Verdigris River passes town on the east side of town and Elk City Reservoir, (on the Elk River), is 5 miles northwest of Independence.
Visitors may also enjoy: Independence Historical Museum, Independence Science and Technology Center, Ralph Mitchell Zoo, 124-acre Riverside Park and the William Inge Boyhood Home.

One of the important cities of southeastern Kansas, and from a manufacturing standpoint, one of the most important in the state. The city is in the midst of the great natural gas and oil fields of Kansas.

Riverside Park | Montgomery State Fishing Lake |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Glencliff Farm Bed, Breakfast & Spa |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Clayton Farlow Real Estate Agent |

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07/04 Coming to The area
OK Mozart Festival Bartlesville OK June9-15 Oklahoma's Premier Music Festival, OK Mozart brings the highest quality professional musical and cultural experience to the state of Oklahoma and the middle United States.
National Poultry Festival Rogers AR June14-15 In addition to a music concert, the weekend events includes a golf tournament, fishing tournament, skeet shoot, horseshoe tournament, ladies luncheon, motorcycle rally, kids’ activities, ice cream socials, a barbecue cooking contest, and a barbecue fair where delicious food can be sampled.
Tulsa Greek Festival Tulsa OK September19-21 Build your own Greek dinner, enjoy some Greek desserts, buy a Greek cookbook with an area flavor, and imagine the sights, sounds, and smells of Mediterranean life.
Arkansas Apple Festival Lincoln AR October4-6 The centerpiece of the festival is the unequalled variety of arts and crafts, featuring works of some of the most talented artisans in the Ozarks. One of the highlights of the Arkansas Apple Festival is the Apple Core Throwing Contest, a test of strength, accuracy, aerodynamics, and just plain luck.