Place:Montgomery, Iowa, United States

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NameMontgomery
Alt namesMontgomerysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates41.033°N 95.167°W
Located inIowa, United States     (1851 - )
See alsoPottawattamie, Iowa, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Montgomery County is a county located in the southwestern area of the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,740. 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. It is famous as the location of the unsolved Villisca Axe Murders committed in 1912.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1851 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1854 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1868 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1885 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 1,256
1870 5,934
1880 15,895
1890 15,848
1900 17,803
1910 16,604
1920 17,048
1930 16,752
1940 15,697
1950 15,685
1960 14,467
1970 12,781
1980 13,413
1990 12,076

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External links

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