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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[North Carolina|North Carolina]]&nbsp;&gt; Montgomery County'' <br>
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montgomery_County,_North_Carolina|Montgomery County]]''
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Guide to '''Montgomery County North Carolina genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Montgomery County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption NCGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/ Montgomery Co. NCGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Nc-montgomery.png
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| state = North Carolina
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| state_map = North_Carolina.png
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| founded year = 1779
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| seat wl = Troy
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
== History  ==
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[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Montgomery/Courthouse/Default.asp Montgomery County North Carolina]<br>East Main Street P O Box 695<br>Troy, NC 27371<br>910-576-4271<br><br>Courhouse burned 1835<br>1820 Census missing<br>Registrat of Deeds has birth, marriage, deeds burial, probate and land records<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from1842<br>&nbsp;<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Montgomery County, North Carolina. Page 511 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1779'''--Montgomery County was established from [[Anson_County,_North_Carolina|Anson]] County. &nbsp;'''County seat''': &nbsp;Troy <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1779'''--Montgomery County was established from [[Anson County, North Carolina|Anson]] County. <br>'''County seat''': &nbsp;Troy <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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When Montgomery County was formed in 1779 from [[Anson County, North Carolina|Anson]] County, It was named in honor of Richard Montgomery who, in 1775, lost his life at the battle of [[Quebec|Quebec]] in the attempt to conquer Canada. Located in the south section of the State of North Carolina, it is bounded by Moore Co, Richmond Co, Stanly Co, Davidson Co, and Randolph County. When the county was first established it was specified that the first court should be held at the home of Henry Munger, and all subsequent courts should be held where the justices of peace decided until a courthouse was built. In 1783 the Assembly authorized the building of the courthouse on land previously purchased for that purpose. There was some dissatisfaction among the people as to the location that had been selected but this didn't sway the commissioners from the location they had selected. In an effort to appease the ones dissatisfied the act provided for adequate ferries across the Yadkin and Uwharrie Rivers on the court, public, and election days. The General Assembly was petitioned to authorize removal of the courthouse in 1785. In 1791 an act was passed directing that the center of the county be located by actual survey, and Stokes was to be established at that place. petitioned to authorize the removal of the courthouse. When the commissioners failed to act new commissioners were named in 1792. At that time the courts were to be held at the home of Mark Kenneth unless the justices decide on some more convenient place. The courthouse battle continued on for several more years with the commissioners in 1815 being named to again locate the center of the county, purchase land, and erect a courthouse. They were authorized to sell the old courthouse and lot in the town of Henderson and apply the proceeds to the erection of the new buildings. In 1816 Laurenceville was named under the authority of a law enacted in 1815 establishing a town at the courthouse. The courthouse was ordered to be moved in 1843 from Laurenceville to the geographical center. Commissioners were named to locate the center, to acquire land, to lay out a town and erect the public buildings. In 1844 Troy was established as the county seat and remains so today.
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The above information comes from website - http://www.usgennet.org/usa/nc/county/montgomery/history.htm#History
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1835--'''Courthouse fire destroyed many records.  
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[[Image:Fire.png|25px|Fire.png]]'''1835--'''Courthouse fire destroyed many records.  
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Anson_County,_North_Carolina|Anson]]
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*[[Anson County, North Carolina|Anson]]  
 
*[[Davidson County, North Carolina|Davidson]]  
 
*[[Davidson County, North Carolina|Davidson]]  
 
*[[Moore County, North Carolina|Moore]]  
 
*[[Moore County, North Carolina|Moore]]  
 
*[[Randolph County, North Carolina|Randolph]]  
 
*[[Randolph County, North Carolina|Randolph]]  
 
*[[Richmond County, North Carolina|Richmond]]  
 
*[[Richmond County, North Carolina|Richmond]]  
*[[Rowan_County,_North_Carolina|Rowan]]
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*[[Rowan County, North Carolina|Rowan]]  
 
*[[Stanly County, North Carolina|Stanly]]
 
*[[Stanly County, North Carolina|Stanly]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Ncmontgomery.png|thumb|right|400px|Ncmontgomery.png]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/allenfm2.txt Joseph R. Allen Cemetery], near Candor, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/allenfam.txt Allen Family Cemetery], Star, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/asburycm.txt Asbury Baptist Church Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/rbaldwin.txt Rebecca Baldwin Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/beancem1.txt Bean Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/bethelbt.txt Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery], Mount Gilead, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/bigoakcm.txt Big Oak Church of God Cemetery], Star, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/biscoecm.txt Biscoe Cemetery], Biscoe, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/blakwood.txt Blackwood's Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery], Candor, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/bluecem.txt Blue Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/bolespal.txt Boles Palmer Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/bruton01.txt Bruton Cemetery], Troy, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/caglefam.txt Cagle Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/callicut.txt Callicutt Wesleyan Church Cemetery], Ophir, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/calvary1.txt Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery], Mount Gilead, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/ccrouch1.txt Calvin Crouch Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/campbell.txt Campbell Plot]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/candor01.txt Candor Cemetery], partial, Candor, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/candortn.txt Candor Town Cemetery], north of Candor, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/capelsie.txt Capelsie Church Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/chamfam.txt Chambers Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/chancey.txt Chancey Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/changrov.txt Chandler's Grove UMC Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/chishol2.txt Chisholm Burial Ground]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/chisholm.txt Chisholm Family Cemetery], Troy, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/cogrusse.txt Coggin-Russell-Henderson Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/communit.txt Community Baptist Church Cemetery], Candor, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/cookefam.txt Cooke Family Church Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/covingto.txt Covington Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/bigjohnd.txt Big John Dawkins Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/deberry1.txt Deberry Family Cemetery], Mt. Gilead, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/dennis01.txt Dennis Cemetery], Troy, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/elliotc1.txt Elliott Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/etherplt.txt Ether Cemetery], Ether, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/ewingfam.txt Ewing Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/1stwesle.txt First Wesleyan Church Cemetery], Troy, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/lilriver.txt Forks of Little River Baptist Church Cemetery], Troy, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/frazfam1.txt Frazer Family Cemetery], Mount Gilead, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/freeman.txt Freeman Hill Cemetery], Troy, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/greene01.txt Greene Family Cemetery], Candor, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/greepars.txt Greene Parsons Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/hallfam.txt Hall Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/haltncem.txt Halton Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/harrscem.txt Harris Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/harris01.txt Harris Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/rharris1.txt Rollin Harris Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/tpharris.txt T. P. Harris Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/haycem01.txt Haywood Cemetery], Troy, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/hearne01.txt Hearne Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/henderso.txt Henderson Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/hickoryg.txt Hickory Grove Pentecostal Holiness Chuch Cemetery], Troy, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/hilliard.txt Hilliard Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/hollymnt.txt Holy Mount Baptist Church Cemetery], Mt. Gilead, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/hutchins.txt Hutchinson Graveyard]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/jordan01.txt Jordan Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/kellis01.txt Kellis Family Cemetery], Candor, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/lammonds.txt Lammonds Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/lachumcc.txt Lane Chapel UMC Cemetery], Badin, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/laurelhi.txt Laurel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery], Candor, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/leachfam.txt Leach Cemetery], Star, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/lewisfam.txt Lewis Cemetery], Biscoe, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/libertyh.txt Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery], Mt. Gilead, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/liskefam.txt Liske Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/littlriv.txt Little River United Methodist Church Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/longhill.txt Long Hill Baptist Church Cemetery], Troy, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/lovejo02.txt LoveJoy United Methodist Church Cemetery], Lovejoy, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/luther01.txt Luther Mount Cemetery], Harrisville, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/macedopc.txt Macedonia Presbyterian Church Cemetery], Candor, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/macedumc.txt Macedonia United Methodist Church Cemetery], Badin, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/martin1.txt Martin Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/maskecem.txt Maske Family Cemetery] &nbsp;
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/mccallum.txt McCallum Family Cemetery], Candor, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/mckaycem.txt McKay Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/mckenzie.txt McKenzie Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/mcraecem.txt McRae Cemetery], Troy, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/meltongr.txt Melton Grove Methodist Church Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/moore01.txt Moore Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/mtcarmel.txt Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery], Troy, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/newhope.txt New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery], Star, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/oldcente.txt Old Center Baptist Church Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/oldpiney.txt Old Piney Grove UMC Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/oldscot.txt Old Scottish Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/oldthom1.txt Old Thompson Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/oliver01.txt Oliver Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery], Mt. Gilead, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/parsons1.txt Parson's Grove Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/parsons2.txt Parson's Grove UMC Cemetery], Candor, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/pleasgr1.txt Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery], Mount Gilead, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/pleashi1.txt Pleasant Hill UMC Church Cemetery], Norman, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/prospecc.txt Prospect Church Cemetery], Badin, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/reeves01.txt James W. Reeves Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/rushfam1.txt Rush Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/russel01.txt Russell Family Cemetery], Badin, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/sardsucc.txt Sardis United Methodist Church Cemetery], Candor, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/scarborc.txt Scarborough Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/sharonce.txt Sharon Cemetery], Mt. Gilead, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/shiloh3.txt Shiloh Church Cemetery], Lovejoy, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/sills01.txt Sills Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/simmons2.txt Simmons Family Cemetery], Troy, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/southsid.txt Southside Cemetery], Troy, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/starpnec.txt Star Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery], Star, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/startown.txt Star Town Cemetery], Star, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/stoneypt.txt Stoney Fork Baptist Church Cemetery], Mount Gilead, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/suggsbur.txt Suggs Burial Ground]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/suggsfam.txt Suggs Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/sulphspr.txt Sulphur Springs Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/talbert1.txt Talbert Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/tedder01.txt Tedder Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/turnerce.txt Turner Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/usseryfa.txt Ussery Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/uwharrie.txt Uwharrie United Methodist Church Cemetery], Troy, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/wadebapt.txt Wadeville Baptist Church Cemetery], Mt. Gilead, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/wadevill.txt Wadeville United Methodist Church Cemetery], Wadeville, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/whipwill.txt Whip Poor Will Camp Cemetery] (formerly Elliot's Grove Church Cemetery)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/whcbcc02.txt White Crest Baptist Church Cemetery], Mt. Gilead, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/whiteoak.txt White Oak Springs Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery], Star, NC
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/wooley01.txt Wooley Family Cemetery #1]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/wooley02.txt Wolley Family Cemetery #2]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/zionmeth.txt Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery], Mt. Gilead, NC
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|North Carolina}}
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==== Church Records ====
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===== Baptist  =====
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*'''Fork of Little River.''' Church built 1758.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:225-226; 2:566. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref> Originally located in [[Anson County, North Carolina|Anson County]].
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*'''Mouth of Hughwarry River.''' Constituted 1780.<ref name="bap" />
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*'''Rocky River P.D.R.''' Constituted 1758.<ref name="bap" />
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*'''Randall's United Methodist Church,''' near Norwood, N.C. Organized about 1785.<ref>"Randall's United Methodist Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Later located in [[Stanly County, North Carolina|Stanly County]].
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*'''Zion United Methodist Church,''' near Pee Dee, N.C. Organized 1786. Originally known as Scarborough's Meeting House.<ref>"Zion United Methodist Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref>
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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The Register of Deeds office serves as the custodian for real estate and vital records for Montgomery County. Our records include deeds, deeds of trust, maps, military discharge records, notary public records, birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage licenses.
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[http://www.montgomeryrod.net/ Montgomery County Register of Deeds]<br>PO Box 695<br>102 E. Spring St<br>Troy, NC 27371<br>910-576-4271
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Deeds are currently indexed and searchable online from 1999, records are being updated regularly, so check back often.
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[http://216.27.81.170/login.asp?password=montgomerync001&accountid=montgomerync Do an Online Search]
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/history.html Montgomery County Local History<br>]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/families.htm Montgomery County Families &amp; Surnames]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/migrations.html Montgomery County Migrations]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/montgomerymilitary.htm Montgomery County Military Records] - from USGenWeb Archives
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===== Civil War  =====
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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The Montgomery Herald, 139 Bruton St, Troy, NC&nbsp; 27371&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 910-576-6051<br>
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The Montgomery Herald, 139 Bruton St, Troy, NC&nbsp; 27371&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 910-576-6051<br>  
  
URL - http://www.montgomeryherald.com/
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URL - http://www.montgomeryherald.com/  
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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The Clerk of Superior Court is elected for four years and must be a resident of the county in which he or she is elected. Unlike clerks of court in other states, the Clerk of Superior Court in North Carolina has numerous judicial functions.
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As judge of probate, the Clerk has exclusive original jurisdiction over matters relating to the probate of wills, and the administration of estates, including appointing personal representatives, auditing their accounting, and removing them from office if necessary. The Clerk also presides over many other legal matters including adoptions, incompetency proceedings, condemnation of private lands for public use, and foreclosures. The Clerk is responsible for all clerical and record-keeping functions of the district and superior court. In addition, the Clerk receives and disburses money collected each year from court fees and fines. Montgomery County has probate records starting from 1785, you should contact the Clerk's office for more specific details about the documents that you are seeking.<br> [http://www.nccourts.org/County/Montgomery/Default.asp Montgomery County Courthouse] <br>108 East Main Street<br>Troy, NC 27371
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Mailing Address:<br>P. O. Box 527<br>Troy, NC 27371<br>Clerk of the Superior Court<br>(910) 576-4211
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*'''Pre-1790''' - [http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx Pre-1790 {{PAGENAME}} Wills] stored at the North Carolina State Archives are online - free. [[North Carolina Probate Records#Proved_in_North_Carolina|Website tips]].
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*'''1843-1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 6 (1843-1964)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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A number of wills have been transcribed, please visit the following websites:
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/montgomerywills.htm Montgomery County Wills &amp; Estates]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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Websites with Tax Lists:
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/taxlist1779.htm Montgomery County 1779 Tax List]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/taxlist1780.htm Montgomery County 1780 Tax List<br>]
  
 
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Birth, Marriage and Death Records are available at the Register of Deeds office. Montgomery County has Marriage records from 1779, and Birth &amp; Death records starting from 1913, when the State started requiring the registration of these vital records. Visit the [http://www.montgomeryrod.net/ Montgomery County Register of Deeds] website to get further details.
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The following websites have a number of transcribed Vital Records for Montgomery County:
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/vitalrecords.html Montgomery County Vital Records<br>]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/montgomeryvitals.htm Montgomery County Vitals] - from the USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/montgomerymarriages.htm Montgomery County Marriages]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/ Montgomery County, North Carolina Marriage Records] at USGenWeb - free.
  
 
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*[http://www.srls.info/montgomery/montIndex.html Sandhill Regional Library System]<br>
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/societies.htm List of North Carolina Genealogical Societies]<br>
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*[http://www.ncgenealogy.org/ North Carolina Genealogical Society], P. O. Box 30815, Raleigh, NC 27622-0815<br>
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*[http://www.obcgs.com/ncsocities.htm Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies], 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27607-2807
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=191189&subject_disp=North+Carolina%2C+Montgomery&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/ Montgomery County NCGenWeb]
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Guide to Montgomery County North Carolina genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Montgomery County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Founded 1779
County Seat Troy
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Contents

County Courthouse

Montgomery County North Carolina
East Main Street P O Box 695
Troy, NC 27371
910-576-4271

Courhouse burned 1835
1820 Census missing
Registrat of Deeds has birth, marriage, deeds burial, probate and land records
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from1842
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History

Parent County

1779--Montgomery County was established from Anson County.
County seat:  Troy [2]

When Montgomery County was formed in 1779 from Anson County, It was named in honor of Richard Montgomery who, in 1775, lost his life at the battle of Quebec in the attempt to conquer Canada. Located in the south section of the State of North Carolina, it is bounded by Moore Co, Richmond Co, Stanly Co, Davidson Co, and Randolph County. When the county was first established it was specified that the first court should be held at the home of Henry Munger, and all subsequent courts should be held where the justices of peace decided until a courthouse was built. In 1783 the Assembly authorized the building of the courthouse on land previously purchased for that purpose. There was some dissatisfaction among the people as to the location that had been selected but this didn't sway the commissioners from the location they had selected. In an effort to appease the ones dissatisfied the act provided for adequate ferries across the Yadkin and Uwharrie Rivers on the court, public, and election days. The General Assembly was petitioned to authorize removal of the courthouse in 1785. In 1791 an act was passed directing that the center of the county be located by actual survey, and Stokes was to be established at that place. petitioned to authorize the removal of the courthouse. When the commissioners failed to act new commissioners were named in 1792. At that time the courts were to be held at the home of Mark Kenneth unless the justices decide on some more convenient place. The courthouse battle continued on for several more years with the commissioners in 1815 being named to again locate the center of the county, purchase land, and erect a courthouse. They were authorized to sell the old courthouse and lot in the town of Henderson and apply the proceeds to the erection of the new buildings. In 1816 Laurenceville was named under the authority of a law enacted in 1815 establishing a town at the courthouse. The courthouse was ordered to be moved in 1843 from Laurenceville to the geographical center. Commissioners were named to locate the center, to acquire land, to lay out a town and erect the public buildings. In 1844 Troy was established as the county seat and remains so today.

The above information comes from website - http://www.usgennet.org/usa/nc/county/montgomery/history.htm#History

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Fire.png1835--Courthouse fire destroyed many records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Montgomery County, North Carolina census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church Records

Baptist
  • Fork of Little River. Church built 1758.[3] Originally located in Anson County.
  • Mouth of Hughwarry River. Constituted 1780.[3]
  • Rocky River P.D.R. Constituted 1758.[3]
Methodist
  • Randall's United Methodist Church, near Norwood, N.C. Organized about 1785.[4] Later located in Stanly County.
  • Zion United Methodist Church, near Pee Dee, N.C. Organized 1786. Originally known as Scarborough's Meeting House.[5]

Court

Land

The Register of Deeds office serves as the custodian for real estate and vital records for Montgomery County. Our records include deeds, deeds of trust, maps, military discharge records, notary public records, birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage licenses.

Montgomery County Register of Deeds
PO Box 695
102 E. Spring St
Troy, NC 27371
910-576-4271

Deeds are currently indexed and searchable online from 1999, records are being updated regularly, so check back often.

Do an Online Search




Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

Newspapers

The Montgomery Herald, 139 Bruton St, Troy, NC  27371    910-576-6051

URL - http://www.montgomeryherald.com/

Probate

The Clerk of Superior Court is elected for four years and must be a resident of the county in which he or she is elected. Unlike clerks of court in other states, the Clerk of Superior Court in North Carolina has numerous judicial functions.

As judge of probate, the Clerk has exclusive original jurisdiction over matters relating to the probate of wills, and the administration of estates, including appointing personal representatives, auditing their accounting, and removing them from office if necessary. The Clerk also presides over many other legal matters including adoptions, incompetency proceedings, condemnation of private lands for public use, and foreclosures. The Clerk is responsible for all clerical and record-keeping functions of the district and superior court. In addition, the Clerk receives and disburses money collected each year from court fees and fines. Montgomery County has probate records starting from 1785, you should contact the Clerk's office for more specific details about the documents that you are seeking.
Montgomery County Courthouse
108 East Main Street
Troy, NC 27371

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 527
Troy, NC 27371
Clerk of the Superior Court
(910) 576-4211

A number of wills have been transcribed, please visit the following websites:

Taxation

Websites with Tax Lists:

Vital Records

Birth, Marriage and Death Records are available at the Register of Deeds office. Montgomery County has Marriage records from 1779, and Birth & Death records starting from 1913, when the State started requiring the registration of these vital records. Visit the Montgomery County Register of Deeds website to get further details.

The following websites have a number of transcribed Vital Records for Montgomery County:

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers


Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Montgomery County, North Carolina. Page 511 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:225-226; 2:566. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. "Randall's United Methodist Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  5. "Zion United Methodist Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.