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Montgomery county was founded in 1779 from Anson County. The county seat of Montgomery County is Troy. Montgomery County was named for General Richard Montgomery who was killed in 1775 during the Revolutionary War attempt to capture City.

Part of Montgomery County (to the west of the Pee Dee River) was used to create Stanly County. The county is made up of the following townships: Biscoe, Candor, Mount Gilead, Star, Troy. Although the current county seat is Troy, earlier county seats (from the official Montgomery County website):”The first county seat was Tinsdale (or Tindalsville) on the west bank of the river. Among the many roving county seats are references to Blakely, Henderson, Stokes and Lawrenceville. Tindalsville was wiped out by an epidemic of typhoid fever. The roving county seats were burned and their county records lost.” The division of the county by the Pee Dee river had led to the controversy over where to place the county seat since at that time travel was made VERY difficult by the dividing river. This ultimately led to the split of Stanly county on the west side of the Pee Dee River. The county was split in 1842 and the new county seat (present day Troy) was established at West Old Fields.

The current name of the county seat, Troy, was due to the prominence of a popular attorney in the judicial district, John B. Troy. Legend says that the streets of Troy were paved with gold. It seems that fill dirt from the nearby Eldorado gold mine was used during the paving of the streets. Those with a sharp eye were said to have found gold nuggets in the streets. Eldorado had been a thriving mining community to the north of Troy.

Montgomery County is also home to the Uwharrie National Forest (50,129 acres). (It extends into Randolph and Davidson Counties.)

Montgomery County Genealogy Resources

Montgomery County NCGenweb site

New Montgomery County NCGenWeb site

Montgomery County NCGenWeb Archives

Montgomery County Historical Society
P.O. Box 161
Mount Gilead, NC 27366

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Census

1790 Federal Census Transcription

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Transcription – Folder with text files including index.

1880 Federal Census Partial Transcription – Township names for the filenames in this directory.

Montgomery County Cemeteries

USGS Listing of Cemeteries in Montgomery County, NC

Cemetery Transcriptions

Montgomery County Census Transcriptions

Montgomery County Cemetery Census

Query Forums

Montgomery County, NC Query Forum

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Montgomery board make third-grade reading proposal – Asheboro Courier Tribune


Asheboro Courier Tribune
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Asheboro Courier Tribune
The board approved Steed's proposal to petition the N.C. Department of Public Instruction to allow Montgomery County Schools (MCS) to determine reading proficiency by means of the “i-Ready Reading Diagnostic” tool, which is administered three times …




Montgomery firefighter seriously hurt in accident – Asheboro Courier Tribune


Asheboro Courier Tribune
Montgomery firefighter seriously hurt in accident
Asheboro Courier Tribune
Harrington was reported to be in stable condition Friday afternoon at University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, according to Corey Roberts, Montgomery County emergency services director. Roberts said the Candor Fire Department unit arrived

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D.A. defends waits for trial in face of NAACP criticism – The Independent Tribune

D.A. defends waits for trial in face of NAACP criticism
The Independent Tribune
CONCORD, N.C. — The president of the Cabarrus County chapter of the NAACP is taking county prosecutors to task, saying they take too long to process cases. But the Cabarrus County District Attorney's Office argues they are … Just by comparison, from

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Election preview Montgomery Clerk of Superior Court, Democrats – Asheboro Courier Tribune


Asheboro Courier Tribune
Election preview Montgomery Clerk of Superior Court, Democrats
Asheboro Courier Tribune
Robinson, 52, 4981 N.C. 109, Mt Gilead, has been a Montgomery County magistrate for nine years. Robinson has over 30 years experience in law enforcement and as a social worker with the Department of Social Services in children and adult services and …




Candor Fireman seriously injured in accident – Montgomery Herald

Candor Fireman seriously injured in accident
Montgomery Herald
Montgomery County Rescue was called to the scene. Herrington was airlifted to UNC-CH for treatment of his injuries. … N.C. Forestry Chief Scott Maynard said the cause of the fire is under investigation at this time. N.C. Highway Patrolman Evan
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Star Elementary students adopt anti-bullying initiative – Asheboro Courier Tribune


Asheboro Courier Tribune
Star Elementary students adopt anti-bullying initiative
Asheboro Courier Tribune
White presented the information during the April 7 Montgomery County Board of Education meeting. In other action, several student and staff were recognized for achievement by board members Sandra Miller, Jesse Hill, Bryan Dozier, Tommy Blake, Ann …


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