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Founded December 9, 1842
Named for Richard Montgomery, Revolutionary War General
County Seat and Largest City: Mount Ida
The first white settlers arrived in 1812, when Martin and Mary Collier settled what is now Caddo Gap
In 1813 it was part of Arkansas County, in 1818 part of Clark County. On December 9, 1842, Montgomery County became its own county, with Montgomery as its county seat. In 1850 Salem became the county seat, but later that same year the county seat changed again, to Mount Ida, where Whittington's Post Office was located. Mount Ida incorporated in 1854.
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Black Springs * Mount Ida * Norman * Oden * Caddo Gap
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