"Elk City, Kansas is the oldest town in Montgomery County. Established in 1868 when this was still the Deminished Reserve of the Osage Indians"
Elk City is located in Montgomery County, Kansas on the rich bottomland of the Elk River which runs just south of town. The valley is surrounded by the stone and oak covered hills that uniquely identify this part of Kansas. It's served by US Highway 160 and CR5250 (Old K39).
Elk City offers small town living that is well described in 2006 Story by Bethel Lawrence Simmons "Life in a Small Town"
Nearby Elk City Lake is famous for its record catfish; in May of 1998, a 123 pound flathead was caught there. The state park at the lake offers some great hiking, camping, and this part of Kansas is famous for its deer hunting.
Genealogy Requests Independence Historical Research Center located in Montgomery County, Independence, Kansas.