Trails to the Past

Iowa

Montgomery County

 

 

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 Montgomery County is a county located in the southwestern area of the U.S. state of Iowa.  Its population has declined since a peak in 1900, since urbanization and decline of family farms. The county seat is Red Oak. The county was founded by European-American migrants from eastern areas in 1851. It was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while trying to capture Quebec City, Canada.

The county has been largely rural and devoted to agriculture. The county was first surveyed in 1852. It is famous as the location of the unsolved Villisca Axe Murders committed in 1912.

On Line Data

Cities
    Coburg
    Elliott
    Grant
    Red Oak
    Stanton
    Villisca
Unincorporated community
    Pittsburg
Former towns
    Alix (Douglas Township) 1895-98
    Arlington (Washington Township)
    Biddick (Pilot Grove Township) 1893-1902
    Carr's Point (West Township) 1865-70
    Climax (West Township) 1871-1901
    Coe's Grove 1858-69
    Flora 1859
    Frankfort (County seat from 1864-65) (Frankfort Township) 1856-78
    Hawthorne 1871-1908
    Oro 1856-1858
    Ross Grove (Jackson Township) 1855-63
    Rossville (Jackson Township) 1855
    Sciola (Washington Township) 1855-1905
    Wales (Lincoln Township) 1886-1901
    Wallace (Douglas Township) 1875-78
    Wilson (Pilot Grove Township) 1870-79

Townships
    Douglas
    East
    Frankfort
    Garfield
    Grant
    Lincoln
    Pilot Grove
    Red Oak
    Scott
    Sherman
    Washington
    West

Montgomery County Court House

 

Adjacent counties
    Pottawattamie County (northwest)
    Cass County (northeast)
    Adams County (east)
    Page County (south)
    Mills County (west)

 

 

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