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Montgomery County, Virginia

Montgomery County was founded 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.

The Montgomery County Seat is located in Christiansburg also, the county government website is .

Areas bordering to Montgomery County are Craig County (north), Floyd County (south), Giles County (northwest), Pulaski County (southwest), and Roanoke County (east).

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 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.

Montgomery County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found 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.

Montgomery County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Montgomery County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Montgomery County Courthouse and Government Records

Montgomery County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently forget the value of Montgomery County court, probate, and land documents as a resource of genealogy and family history information. Hidden away in Virginia courthouses and archives everywhere are often the aspirations and worries of countless Virginia residents.

The possibilities are great that your ancestors and forefathers have left a detailed record of at least a few elements of their lives in the Montgomery County court records. Even if your forebears is not mentioned in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other methods that could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Montgomery county.  The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. Includes records of Augusta County(1750-72) and Fincastle County (1772-76).

Please make sure to get in touch with the clerk's department to determine hours, mailing address, fees and other particulars in advance of visiting or requesting information because of many times changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The files are readily available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. The majority of staff will guide individuals in obtaining the materials, however it's up to the individual to perform the research.
  • 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
  • Montgomery County (VA) Treasurer
  • Montgomery County Commissioner of the Revenue
  • Montgomery County Health Department ~ District Office, 210 South Pepper Street-Suite A, Christiansburg, VA 24073
  • 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.

Montgomery County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources related 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. Feel free to provide your own favorite Montgomery County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Montgomery Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Montgomery Co. VA Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Montgomery Co. VA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Montgomery Co. VA Census Records

Montgomery Co. VA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Montgomery Co. VA Church & Bible Records

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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