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Montgomery County,

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Postcard circa 1908
From The Hornbook of Virginia History
Named for Richard MONTGOMERY, killed at Quebec 1775.
Parishes: Montgomery (1776-  )


From Virginia, A Guide to the Old Dominion
Christiansburg, the county seat of Montgomery County, was founded in 1792 on land donated by Colonel James CRAIG. The town was first called Hans Meadows, and later named for Colonel William CHRISTIAN, brother-in-law of Patrick HENRY. Prior to becoming a separate county Montgomery was part of Fincastle County which was formed in 1772 from Botetourt and extinguished in 1777. The City of Radford was in Montgomery County until 1892 but is now an Independent City.
 

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The Montgomery County Virginia courthouse has records from 1773 of marriages, wills, deeds and miscellaneous court documents Birth/Death records are only available for 1853-1868.
To obtain records from the courthouse either call or write your request. For a written request include a self addressed/stamped envelope to the address below. Copies of records cost 50 cents. Certified copies are $2.00.
Circuit Court Clerk of Montgomery County
attention: Clarance Worrell
1 East Main Street
Christiansburg, Virginia 24073
phone: 1-540-382-5760


BIBLE RECORDS

 CORELL (CORRELL) Family Bible

 JEWEL Family Bibles

 Bible of Lucinda NUNLEY, 1800-1933

 PRESTON Bible

 Bible of Mary Winston Jewel SHIELDS

 Bible of Cora Winston JEWEL

Bible of Christena Jewel SHELOR

 Bible of Lucinda Jewel NUNLEY

 

BIOGRAPHIES

 Daniel Miller of Montgomery County, Virginia (1747-1840)

Montgomery County Biographies
All offsite links

 Montgomery County Biographies 1606 -1888 Virginia and Virginians


BLACK HISTORY

All offsite links

 Virginia Black History Archives

Jackson Davis Collection

An educational reformer and amateur photographer, took photographs of African American schools, teachers and students.

 People of Color in the Old South

Timeline of Black History at Virginia Tech 

   

BOOKS & DIARIES

All offsite links

 A History of Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territories
By Daved E. Johnston, 1906

Books for Sale & Lookup

Check out the list of books currently available from various vendors, or for which Lookup Offers have been made. Let me post your books here if you're willing to assist others.


BUSINESS

Post Offices, Past and Present   Montgomery County Business Register 1884 - 1885

Montgomery Business Register 1888

Montgomery County Business Register 1893 - 1894

   

 CEMETERIES

Howard Family Cemetery

Jewell Family Cemetery

Linkous Cemetery, Blacksburg, Virginia

Sunset Cemetery

Weaver Cemetery, Pilot, Va

Burial list given to me by Bobby Tolbert (Now deceased)


 CENSUS

1840 Slave Schedule

1850 Slave Census

1880 Census Transcription

Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes

 S&K Census Indexes for VA

 Electronic census spreadsheets

An Off Site Link

 USGenWeb Census Project

   

 

 CHURCHES

     

 CLAIMS

     

 COURT DOCUMENTS

 Montgomery County Specific Files

in the VaGenweb Archives
  Montgomery County Orphans 1802-1822

 

 DEATHS & OBITUARIES

Montgomery County Memorials 1

Montgomery County Memorials 2

Montgomery News Messenger Obits 1952

Montgomery News Messenger Obits 1963

Montgomery News Messenger Obits 1970

Montgomery County Deaths 1972

Death Certificate Index

   

FUNERAL HOMES
Horne Funeral Service McCoy Funeral Home Mullins Funeral Home
Radford City Funeral Homes
Clayton & Dean Funeral Home
2000 West Street
Radford, VA 24141
540-731-1486
De Vilbiss Funeral Home
1200 Grove
Radford, VA 24141
540-639-2422
Mullins Funeral Home
120 1st Street
Radford, VA 24141
540-639-2456

 EDUCATION/SCHOOLS

Montgomery County Schools 1954
All offsite links

 VA Tech

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Appalachian Rural Education Network


 FAMILIES

ALL Off Site Links
Terry & Turner Family

   

 HISTORY

All offsite links

 Archives of Appalachia

Appalachian History Collection at VA Tech

Chalkley's Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia

 

 William and Mary College
Quarterly Historical Magazine


 LETTERS

     

 LIBRARIES

All offsite links

Manuscript Collection at VA Tech Library

University Libraries
Special Collections Department
Virginia Tech
P.O. Box 90001
Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001

Draper Manuscripts on Film

 Montgomery, Floyd Regional Library

An offsite Link

The Library of Virginia (LVA)


800 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219-1905
Phone: 804.692.3500
 

 LINKS

All offsite links

Genealogical Databases of
Old Prison Records

An offsite Link
 

New River Notes

An Offsite Link
This is a GREAT site that Jeff Weaver has put a LOT of work into!

 MAPS

All offsite links

Bureau of Land Management

 U.S. Census Maps 1790-1930

Geostat - University of Virginia Library 

Virginia Historical Counties Map

      Provides on-demand, printable, large-scale maps of every boundary change of every county and independent city of Virginia. User chooses any day and month from 1634 to 2000 and can zoom in or out or alter the map in other ways. An easy-to-use HELP file and supplementary texts support the maps. From the Newberry Library


 MARRIAGES

Selected Montgomery County marriages 1777-1850

Montgomery County Marriages

Marriages sorted by Bride 1850-1860

Marriages sorted by Groom 1850-1860

Montgomery County Marriages 1903

Radford City Marriages

 MILITARY

All offsite links

Revolutionary War List of Pensioners Korean War Casualties

National Archives Records Administration

(NARA) - Where you send off for various records, mostly military related

The Valley of the Shadow

A wonderful Civil War History database of information - Mostly Augusta and Franklin Counties
Montgomery County Revolutionary War Patriots Pension applications

The Flower Swift Militia Company Of  Montgomery Co., Virginia 1779-1783

An off site link by Jeff Weaver

 MUSEUMS

All offsite links

 Virginia Tech Museum of Natural History

Montgomery Museum and Lewis Miller Regional Art Center 

Wilderness Road Museum


 NEWSPAPERS

All offsite links

 Southwest Times

 Roanoke Times - New River Valley Edition

 NRV Today

 

 The News Messenger

 

 ORGANIZATIONS

     

 PENSIONS

     

 PHOTOGRAPHS

 

 Jeff Weavers Montgomery Photo Site

 

 PLACES

     

 POSTCARDS

     

 RECREATION

 Coal Mining Heritage Park

 

 The Huckleberry Trail


 TAXES

1782 Montgomery County Tax List

An Off site Link to Jeff Weavers New River Notes
   

 WILLS

     

MONTGOMERY COUNTY RESOURCES

All offsite links

 The County Of Montgomery

 The City of Christiansburg

 Blacksburg Electronic Village

Information on THE SMART ROAD;

Eastern Montgomery County, VA Web page 
Shawsville-Elliston-Ironto

 Blacksburg Chamber of Commerce




MONTGOMERY COUNTY RELATED PAGES 




 GENEALOGY HELPERS LINKS

 Geographic Nameserver

Put in a city name and find out what county it is in

 USGenWeb Archive Search Engine, State-by-State

 VAGenWeb Archives

 Search the LDS website

 Search the Digital Resources at the Library of Virginia

 Search the DAR Library Catalog

 Where to Write for Vital Statistics

 Create a timeline of History

 Epidemics in the United States

 US Newspapers Link

The Association for Gravestone Studies 

  State Abbreviations

 Cyndi's List

 

 Deciphering Old Handwriting


Shortcut to Neighboring Counties

Giles Co

Craig Co

Roanoke Co

Pulaski Co

Floyd Co

Franklin Co

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Shortcut to Ancestor Counties

      Charles River Co                   Chickacoan Indian District

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    York Co (1642/43)                  Northumberland Co (1648)

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    New Kent Co (1654)                    Lancaster Co (1651)

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  King and Queen Co (1691)           Rappahanock Co (1656-1692) defunct 

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                             |     King William Co (1702)      Essex Co (1692)

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            Spotsylvania Co (1721)

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            Orange Co (1734)

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              Augusta Co (1745)

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                   Botetourt Co (1770)

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                          Fincastle Co (1772-1777) defunct

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                         Montgomery Co (1777)

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