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District and Probate Court Records

Townships and Cities in Montgomery County

Local Research Collection

Cemetery Records, Burials and Funeral Records and Obituaries

Marriage Records

Montgomery County Public Schools

Montgomery County and Kansas Historical Information

Other States' Information

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Independence Historical Museum & Art Center 8th and Myrtle
PO Box 294
Independence, KS 67301


10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
--Tues - Sat
Closed Sunday and Monday

Admission Fee
$5.00 Adults
$3.00 Ages 6-18
Free - Ages 5 & Under
Free Active Military

Holiday Hours

Closed on major holidays



Cemetery records for all the rural cemeteries in Montgomery County and most of the city cemeteries are indexed by names of the persons buried in the cemeteries. Burial records for Webb Rodrick (1935-2011), Jackson (1927-1929 and 1939-1941), and Denbo (1928-1957). Funeral homes are indexed by the deceased's last name and include the date and place of birth, father's name, mother's maiden name, date and place of birth, and place of burial when the information was available on file. Over 10,000 names are indexed. Potts Funeral Home records are in the process of being indexed. There are also over 40 binders containing obituaries of area people who have died since 1871. These obituaries are not all inclusive.