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1797-Montgomery County

(Marker Number: 1216)
Location: Mt. Sterling, Courthouse lawn, US 60

Description: Named for General Richard Montgomery, Revolutionary War officer. Born in Ireland, 1738. An advocate of colonial freedom, he commanded continental forces in the north, capturing first British colors in war, Fort St. Johns, 1775. Killed in Quebec attack, December 31, 1775. Original county taken from Clark; included area of 2 present counties and parts of 8 others.

(Subjects: Revolutionary War)