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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



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

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Montgomery County, NC Query Forum

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NC baby sitter charged with child abuse
Doctors are treating the child for current and past brain injuries as well as bone fractures which were “the direct result of the infant being shaken,” according to a press release from police. Parsons was placed in the Montgomery County Jail under a
N.C. baby-sitter charged with child abuse of infant with life-threatening injuriesGreensboro News & Record
Troy baby sitter accused of abusing infant, causing life-threatening injuriesWXII The Triad

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‘The Hunt’: Bradford Bishop – CNN

'The Hunt': Bradford Bishop
Montgomery County authorities found the flyer that the North Carolina investigators left at Poch Hardware, and determined that the unidentified bodies found in North Carolina were the missing Bishop family. McNally said he'll never forget the hammer

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Stockpile of weapons found at home – Montgomery Herald

Montgomery Herald
Stockpile of weapons found at home
Montgomery Herald
SEIZED – Montgomery County Deputy Jamie Kerney, left, along with Sgt. Donnie Stephens of the Stanly County Sheriff's Office and an Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agent seize a .30 caliber automatic machine gun from a residence on N.C. 24/27 West.

County Calendar – Montgomery Herald

County Calendar
Montgomery Herald
MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY – The North Carolina Zoo will present Animal Heroes at Mt. Gilead Elementary School July 1, 10 a.m. Read for a Free Movie at Biscoe, Candor, Mt. Gilead, Star and Troy Libraries July 2. Check out any 5 Juvenile or …

Study: Military kids’ public schools rate average – Military Times

Study: Military kids' public schools rate average
Military Times
In Tennessee near Fort Campbell, four Montgomery County elementary schools — Barkers Mill, Minglewood, West Creek and Woodlawn — had the highest ratings in three of four areas. In Texas, near Fort Bliss, Milam Elementary School had high ratings in

Going Out Guide for Montgomery County, June 25-July 1, 2015 – Washington Post

Going Out Guide for Montgomery County, June 25-July 1, 2015
Washington Post
Chatham County Line The bluegrass band hails from Raleigh, N.C. With Dear Creek. 7:30 p.m. … Offerings in Montgomery County include performances by Oslo Chamber Choir, Australian Children's Choir and Phoenix Girls Chorus on Friday at 7 p.m. (Damascus

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