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Montgomery County Genealogy

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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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DTE Biomass dedicates renewable energy facility in NC
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Man Accused of Montco Murder Found In North Carolina – Philadelphia Magazine (blog)


Philadelphia Magazine (blog)
Man Accused of Montco Murder Found In North Carolina
Philadelphia Magazine (blog)
Montgomery County authorities announced Friday the arrest of Chad Marshall Wilcox — the man accused of killing 36-year-old Manuel Hakimian last month. In a release, District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said Wilcox admitted to North Carolina authorities …
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Lost hiker rescued in Montgomery County – Roanoke Times

Lost hiker rescued in Montgomery County
Roanoke Times
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Johnson has journeyed from projects to top university – Montgomery Advertiser


Montgomery Advertiser
Johnson has journeyed from projects to top university
Montgomery Advertiser
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Montgomery County cross-country championship: Diego Zarate win boys’ title … – Washington Post

Montgomery County cross-country championship: Diego Zarate win boys' title
Washington Post
Saturday's Montgomery County championship cross-country race came down to a true photo finish. After jumping ahead of the other runners, Northwest senior Diego Zarate held a lead of about 25 meters lead over Whitman senior Evan Woods in the home …

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Request denied to remove judge on Peterson case – WNCT

Request denied to remove judge on Peterson case
WNCT
Montgomery County state District Judge Kelly Case will continue handling the case following a recusal hearing in which he was accused of being biased against prosecutors. Retired Tarrant County District Judge Jeff Walker, who presided over the recusal …

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