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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

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