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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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UPDATE: Victim’s name released in Montgomery County murder – WDBJ7


Roanoke Times
UPDATE: Victim's name released in Montgomery County murder
WDBJ7
Taylor was found dead at a home on Den Hill Road on Saturday night. Amanda Taylor is being held in McDowell County Jail, awaiting extradition back to Montgomery County. Ball is at a hospital in North Carolina. He had a life-threatening injury, and is
Suspects in Montgomery County slaying found in North Carolina; man killed Roanoke Times
Update: Victim's Name Released in Montgomery County HomicideWSET
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Suspect in Montgomery County murder now facing federal charges – WDBJ7


WDBJ7
Suspect in Montgomery County murder now facing federal charges
WDBJ7
… Parkway outside of Asheville, North Carolina, on Sunday. Ball and Amanda Taylor are charged with second-degree murder for the death of Taylor's father-in-law, Charles Taylor. Charles Taylor was found dead in his Montgomery County home Saturday.
Montgomery County murder case: Amanda Taylor now faces federal chargesRoanoke Times

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Suspect in Montgomery County slaying arrested following hospitalization – Roanoke Times


Roanoke Times
Suspect in Montgomery County slaying arrested following hospitalization
Roanoke Times
Sean Edward Ball, 32, had been in critical condition after an incident on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina in which another suspect in the Montgomery County homicide, Amanda Barbara Nichole Taylor, is also charged with injuring Ball.




Dogfighting a serious business in central Alabama – Montgomery Advertiser


Montgomery Advertiser
Dogfighting a serious business in central Alabama
Montgomery Advertiser
First Assistant U.S. Attorney for Montgomery County Clark Morris heard about high-rolling bets and deals firsthand when she prosecuted eight people involved in the second-largest dogfighting raid in U.S. history. … Watkins also quoted a federal judge

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Penn Relays serve as touchstone for former high school stars – Philly.com


Philly.com
Penn Relays serve as touchstone for former high school stars
Philly.com
"These guys were part of one of the most meaningful times in my life," said John Robinson of Lansdale, Montgomery County. "So when I see them, it reminds me." At 79, Robinson was the baby of 10 former track and field teammates who … The reunions




Moore County gas price fixing under investigation by attorney general’s office – Fayetteville Observer


Press of Atlantic City
Moore County gas price fixing under investigation by attorney general's office
Fayetteville Observer
The lowest gas price in Moore County on Friday was $2.31 in Carthage, according to gasbuddy.com. Prices were as low as $2.17 in Cumberland County; $2.25 in Harnett County; $2.37 in Montgomery County; $2.29 in Lee County; and $2.28 in Hoke County, …
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