Montgomery County is named for Richard Montgomery, who was a United States general killed in the American Revolutionary War.
Created: January 15, 1851
Frankfort 1853 – 1865
Red Oak 1865 – present
County Courthouse – Red Oak
Location: 105 East Coolbaugh Street / North 1st Street
Built: 1890 – 1891
Style: Richardsonian Romanesque
Architect: H C Koch and Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Contractor: Richard & Company
Description: The building faces south and is a four story red colored Missouri limestone and red colored brick structure. The building has high square clock tower with steep peaked roof on the southeast corner. The first story is course white colored limestone. The southwest corner has round tower with red colored dome. On the west side is larger three sided towers.
Note: The first and second courthouses were built in Frankfort and the second courthouse was moved to Red Oak in 1865. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $100,000.
E – Adams County
S – Page County
W – Mills County
Photos taken 2008