Brief History from
Kansas State Historical Society:
Montgomery County, which
contains the cities of Tyro, Caney,
Havana, Cherryvale, Coffeyville, Dearing,
Liberty and Elk City, was named for
General Richard Montgomery who was killed
at the Battle of Quebec. Louis Scott;
Frank Buner; L. T. Stephenson; R. S.
Parkhurst; E. E. Wilson; Fred Bunker; W.O.
Sylvester; Paddy Gillula; and George Reed
organized it on June 3, 1869.
The discovery of oil and
gas in 1890 was the most significant long
range event in the county's history. The
Dalton Raid on the
Coffeyville banks in 1892, and the
subsequent defense of the town from the
robbery by the citizenry, is significant
defending their right to law and