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Montgomery County, Virginia
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Montgomery County, Virginia Facts

When was Montgomery County, VA Created?
Montgomery County was established on 1775 from Fincastle County (Part of Botetourt County was added in 1789 and part of Pulaski County was added in 1842) . This county was named for the Richard Montgomery, Revolutionary War general.

What is the County Seat of Montgomery County, VA?
The County Seat is located in Christiansburg also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Montgomery County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Craig County (north), Floyd County (south), Giles County (northwest), Pulaski County (southwest), and Roanoke County (east).

What cities and towns are in Montgomery County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Montgomery County include Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Alleghany Springs, Cambria, Childress, Ellett, Elliston-Lafayette, Graysontown, Ironto, Long Shop, Lusters Gate, Merrimac, McCoy, McDonalds Mill, Pilot, Prices Fork, Riner, Rogers, Shawsville, Sugar Grove, Vicker,Walton, Tom's Creek and Yellow Sulphur Springs.

Montgomery County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Montgomery County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Montgomery County vital records can be found at the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has Birth and Death Records since June 14, 1912 and copies of Marriage and Divorce Records since 1918 to present. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Virginia for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Montgomery County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Montgomery Co. Virginia Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

The Archives Division has copies of surviving birth and death records for the period 1853 to 1896 and marriage records prior to 1936. Another resource is the Montgomery County Health Department ~ District Office, 210 South Pepper Street-Suite A, Christiansburg, VA 24073

Montgomery County, VA Census Records

What Montgomery County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Montgomery County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790 (destroyed), 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 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 Virginia Census Records Research Guide

Montgomery County, VA 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 listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Virginia Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Montgomery County Clerk of Circuit Court serves as custodian of all county court records, and is responsible for providing access to those court records by court personnel, the legal community and the public.
    • Address: 1 E. Main Street, Suite B-5, Christiansburg, VA 24073-3036
    • Phone: (540) 382-5760
    • Marriage Records: 1773 
    • Land Records: 1750
    • Court Records: 1773
    • Probate Records: 1753
  • Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800
  • Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
  • Using County and City Court Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia
  • County and City Research in Virginia Guides and Indexes - County and city records document the daily activities of the courts in Virginia's counties, independent cities, and towns. The Library of Virginia houses both original and microfilm records for many of Virginia's counties and independent cities. The guides list will help researchers navigate the complex variety of county and city records in the Library's collections. It includes County and City Records at the Library of Virginia, Using County and City Court Records, Chancery Cases, Judgments, Lost Records Localities database and Burned Jurisdiction database.
  • Virginia County Records, Volume, VI, VII , IX, X - The records in these series were compiled as part of a series known as the Virginia County Records . The volume includes wills, land grants, and marriage bonds as well as other miscellaneous information on early Virginia settlers.
  • BLM Land Records

Montgomery County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Montgomery County, VA?
A list of Montgomery County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Virginia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Montgomery County, VA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Montgomery County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a fee. This is just a listing which has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Montgomery Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Montgomery Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Montgomery Co. VA General and History Websites

Montgomery Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Montgomery Co. VA Military Records

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