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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Montgomery County, North Carolina|Montgomery County]]''  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Montgomery_County,_North_Carolina|Montgomery County]]''  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Montgomery County North Carolina<br>
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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> Reg of Deeds hsa b,m,d, bur, pro &amp; land rec<br> Clk Sup Ct has div &amp; ct rec from 1842<br> Montgomery County was created from Anson County 14 Apr 1778<br>  
East Main Street P O Box 695<br>
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Troy, NC 27371<br>
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Courhouse burned 1835<br>
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1820 Census missing<br>
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Reg of Deeds hsa b,m,d, bur, pro & land rec<br>
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Clk Sup Ct has div & ct rec from 1842<br>
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Montgomery County was created from Anson County 14 Apr 1778<br>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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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>  
 
'''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>  
  
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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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.  
  
 
The above information comes from website - http://www.usgennet.org/usa/nc/county/montgomery/history.htm#History  
 
The above information comes from website - http://www.usgennet.org/usa/nc/county/montgomery/history.htm#History  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/zionmeth.txt Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery], Mt. Gilead, NC
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/cemeteries/zionmeth.txt Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery], Mt. Gilead, NC
  
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==== 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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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.  
  
[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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[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  
  
Deeds are currently indexed and searchable online from 1999, records are being updated regularly, so check back often.
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Deeds are currently indexed and searchable online from 1999, records are being updated regularly, so check back often.  
  
 
[http://216.27.81.170/login.asp?password=montgomerync001&accountid=montgomerync Do an Online Search]  
 
[http://216.27.81.170/login.asp?password=montgomerync001&accountid=montgomerync Do an Online Search]  
  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/history.html Montgomery County Local History<br>]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/history.html Montgomery County Local History<br>]  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/families.htm Montgomery County Families &amp; Surnames]
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/families.htm Montgomery County Families &amp; Surnames]  
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/migrations.html Montgomery County Migrations]
 
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/montgomery/migrations.html Montgomery County Migrations]
  
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===== Civil War  =====
 
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
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/  
 
URL - http://www.montgomeryherald.com/  
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==== 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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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.<br>
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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  
[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Montgomery/Default.asp Montgomery County Courthouse]
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<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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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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A number of wills have been transcribed, please visit the following websites:  
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]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/montgomery/montgomerywills.htm Montgomery County Wills &amp; Estates]
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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Websites with Tax Lists:
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Websites with Tax Lists:  
  
*[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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*[http://www.obcgs.com/ncsocities.htm Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies], 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27607-2807
 
*[http://www.obcgs.com/ncsocities.htm Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies], 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27607-2807
  
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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
Reg of Deeds hsa b,m,d, bur, pro & land rec
Clk Sup Ct has div & ct rec from 1842
Montgomery County was created from Anson County 14 Apr 1778

History

Parent County

1779--Montgomery County was established from Anson County.
County seat:  Troy [1]

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

1835--Courthouse fire destroyed many records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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


Church

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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).