Montgomery County

US States / H-L / Kansas / Montgomery County

Montgomery County is named for Richard Montgomery, who was a United States general killed in the American Revolutionary War.


Created:  February 26, 1867

County Seat:

Independence  1867 – present


County Courthouse – Independence 


Location:  217 East Myrtle Street / North 6th Street

Built:  1886 – 1887

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Edward Oscar Fallis & Company of Toledo

Contractor:  J H Brewster of Drum Creek


Description:  The building faces south and is a three story gray Bedford stone structure. The south front has a large porch supported by four large columns rising to the top of the third story. The recessed entrance is framed with stone. A cornice projects below the roof line with a wide portion above. The windows are vertical. An addition was added in 1931. The architect was Cuthbert & Suehrk of Topeka and the contractor was Frank Brewster.


See: The architect, Edward Oscar Fallis & Company of Toledo, also designed the courthouses in Ohio in Paulding County and Williams County; and in Michigan in Lenawee County and Monroe County.


See:  The architect, Cuthbert & Suehrk of Topeka, designed courthouses in Bourbon County and Norton County.


County Judicial Center – Independence 





Location:  300 East Main Street / North 4th Street

Built:  1988 – 1989

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Edwards and Daniels Associates and Hight / Jackson Associates PA

Contractor:  Crossland Construction Company Inc. of Columbus, Kansas.


Description:  The building faces south and is a three story buff colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The south front has a recessed entrance with glass panels above. Portions of the building extend from the main building. The windows are wide and horizontal. The base of the building is white concrete with buff-brown brick above.



N – Wilson County

E – Labette County

S – Nowata County, Oklahoma and Washington County, Oklahoma

W – Chautauqua County and Elk County



































Photos taken 2009