Montgomery County NCGenWeb

 


 photo courtesy of Wikipedia article on the Uwharrie Mountains, taken from Morrow Mountain State Park
 

The county was named for General Richard Montgomery (1738-1775), a Revolutionary War soldier who was killed in the Battle of Quebec.

 


Montgomery County was formed in 1779 from Anson County.  It is located in the south central part of the state, bordered by the North Carolina counties of Moore, Richmond, Stanly, Davidson & Randolph.  See information on neighbor counties below.

The area of the county is 502 square miles.  The population in 2000 was 26,823.

Montgomery County is a beautiful and scenic county, and is blessed with exceptional natural resources.

The Uwharrie National Forest covers a large part of the county, with Morrow Mountain State Park just to the west, across the Yadkin River in Stanly County.  The Yadkin River flows south along the upper part of the Montgomery/Stanly border, forming Badin Lake above Badin Dam, and then running south to where the Uwharrie River empties into it.  At that point, the two waterways form the Pee Dee River, which flows south between Montgomery and Stanly counties to Lake Tillery, and then continues south past the point where Montgomery's southwest corner meets Stanly's southeast corner and Anson County's northeast corner.  The Pee Dee River flows on south, entering South Carolina and eventually emptying into the ocean at Georgetown SC.  Almost all of Montgomery County lies within the Pee Dee Drainage Basin, except for a strip of land along Montgomery's eastern border.

The Town Creek Indian Mound in the southwestern part of the county is a state historical site.

North Carolina USGS Quad Topographic Features in Montgomery County
 


Research Information

Montgomery NCGenWeb Index

What's New?

 

Montgomery's Courthouse fire, in 1835 destroyed most of the records.

Any records before that time, may not exist

History
Towns Maps Old NC Map Publications
County Vital Records Site 1779 Tax List 1780 Tax List Census Land & Court Records
 

Link to Cyndi's List

 

Schools & Colleges Military Churches  Cemeteries

Obits

 

Families & Surnames

 

Migrations

New Queries
Look Up's
Old Queries
 

Related & Neighbor Counties

 

Animated History Map   NEW! Montgomery NCGenWeb Archives NCGenWeb Archives Project Search USGenWeb Archives
Marriages - Grooms Marriages - Brides Marriages (old) Vital Records Montgomery Co. Marriages in "Family Search"

Montgomery County Records at North Carolina State Archives

Guide to Research Materials in the North Carolina State Archives

Anson County Records at North Carolina State Archives


Montgomery County North Carolina, Government

Montgomery County, NC Register Of Deeds

Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

Sandhill Regional Library System, Montgomery County

(I'm not sure that the address below is correct, or that the society is still active.
I cannot find an internet link for the society, even on the NCGS site.)

Montgomery County Historical Society
Box 161
Mount Gilead, NC 27366

 


Montgomery County Parents & Neighbors

Montgomery was created in 1779 out of Anson County, which was created in 1750 out of Bladen County.  Bladen, in its own turn, was created in 1734 out of New Hanover County, created in 1729 out of Craven County.  Craven was created in 1705 out of Bath County.  Bath was an original NC county, eventually abolished in 1739 after giving birth to a great number of counties.

Today, Montgomery County is surrounded by:

Rowan County Davidson County Randolph County
Stanly County Montgomery County Moore County
Anson County Richmond County  

Rowan and Anson touch Montgomery only on a corner of their boundaries.

Stanley County was created out of Montgomery County in 1841.

 


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 Montgomery NCGenWeb County Coordinator

Sue Ashby

 If you have material to contribute or ideas to suggest, please use the link above to contact me.  Thank you for your interest in Montgomery County.

 

            

 

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