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Montgomery County,
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Montgomery County, North Carolina History

When was Montgomery County, NC Created?
Montgomery County was created on 1779 from Anson County. This county was named for Richard Montgomery (1738–1775), a major general during the Revolutionary War who was killed at the Battle of Quebec.

What is the County Seat of Montgomery County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Troy also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Montgomery County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Randolph County (northeast), Moore County (east), Richmond County (south), Stanly County (west), Davidson County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Montgomery County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Biscoe, Candor, MountGilead, Star, Troy.

Montgomery County, NC Vital Records

Where can find Montgomery County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Montgomery County vital records can be found at the North Carolina Department of Health which has copies of birth records after 1913 and death records after 1930, copies of marriage since Jan 1962 and a Divorce records since 1958. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in North Carolina for current fees and application process.

Birth, death and marriage certificates also may be obtained at the Montgomery County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the  Montgomery County clerk of court.

You can search online for Montgomery County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for North Carolina Birth Certificate, Death, Divorce and Marriage Certificate Application to mail.

The North Carolina State Archives has the following vital records: Death Certificates, 1913-1975 (Statewide Index: 1913-1979); microfilmed Indexes to Births and Deaths (except Wake, Durham); Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 (not required by law); Cohabitation Records, 1866-1867; microfilmed Marriage Registers and Indexes; microfilmed Marriage Licenses for many of the counties See Also North Carolina Vital Records Research Guide

Montgomery County, NC Census Records

What Montgomery County, NC census records are available?
County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules which can guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1790 (incomplete), 1800 (incomplete), 1810 (incomplete), 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Montgomery Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Montgomery Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Montgomery Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also North Carolina Census Records Research Guide

Montgomery County, NC Courthouse and Government Records

Montgomery County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Montgomery County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Montgomery County. The years pointed out listed below are the first noted records with this county. The County Courthouse was destroyed in 1835, 1840 &1886 by fire. Some early records were destroyed in the 1835 fire. May have suffered record loss from courthouse fire in 1886, The clerk said that he saved the records but that they were "in a state of great confusion.".

Montgomery County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Montgomery County, NC?
A list of Montgomery County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See also a list of Statewide North Carolina Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Montgomery County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Montgomery County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Montgomery County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is merely a directory that has been collected or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Montgomery Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications

Montgomery Co. NC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Montgomery Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Montgomery Co. NC General and History Websites

Montgomery Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Montgomery Co. NC Military Records

Montgomery Co. NC Schools & Directories

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