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Montgomery Co.

Virginia, USA

 

Introduction

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Introduction

     Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. Its county seat is Christiansburg.

Montgomery County was established in 1777 from Fincastle County. Part of Botetourt County was added in 1789, and part of Pulaski County was added in 1842. The county is named for Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada.

The county is bordered by Craig County to the north, Floyd County to the south, Giles County to the northwest, the City of Radford and Pulaski County to the southwest, and Roanoke County to the east.

 

Gen Tool-Kit

gen tool-kit

     Our “Gen-Tool Kit” has been primarily designed for those researchers who may be traveling to this location to perform on-site studies of their family history, or to just visit some of the interesting historical sites located in the area.  It can be very satisfying to mix research with sightseeing at historical and scenic spots.  Such activity not only gives you an understanding of the land but a needed break from intense research sessions.  When visiting an ancestral county for genealogical research we’ve found that the three most important places to visit are the county courthouse; the county library; and the county historical and/or genealogical societies.  It is also good to plan ahead by contacting any site you intend visiting in order to ascertain where it is and when it will be open.  This is especially true with regard to historical and genealogical societies.  We hope that the following information will provide you with a better idea of what resources are available, within this county, to the family historian.

 

Cemeteries

Maps and Gazetteers

County History

Libraries, Museums

& Archives

 County Records

Societies

 (History & Genealogical)

 

Cemeteries

Cemeteries

City of Radford Cemetery Registration     
Correll (Corell) Family Cemetery     
Montgomery County 
VA Cemetery Transcription & Photo Project  

Montgomery County Cemeteries     
Montgomery County Cemeteries     
Montgomery County Cemetery List     
Montgomery County Cemetery Registration      

Montgomery County Virginia Cemeteries     
Montgomery County, VA Cemeteries 
The Political Graveyard  Montgomery County    
The Political Graveyard  Radford    
Radford City Cemeteries     
Radford City Cemetery List     
Virginia Gravestone Photo Project 

Maps and Gazetteers

History

Your LINK to the Historical Places and Districts in MONTGOMERY County


History of Middle New River Settlements

Montgomery County     
Montgomery County     
Montgomery County Bibliography 

Montgomery County Historical Markers      Montgomery County Historical Markers      Montgomery County History     

National Register of Historic Places 
National Register of Historic Places in Radford 
Radford (Independent City)     

Radford City     

Radford City Historical Markers     

Radford Historical Markers     

Trans-Allegheny Pioneers 

County History

Libraries, Museums & Archives

The Blacksburg Museum 
Coal Mining Heritage Park 
Family History Library Holdings  Montgomery Co.

Family History Library Holdings  Radford    
Glencoe Museum 
Historic Smithfield Plantation 
Local History and Genealogical Research 

Montgomery County Libraries     

Montgomery Museum 
PERiodical Source Index Search 
University Archives, McConnell Library 

USGenWeb Archives     

USGenWeb City of Radford Archives     

Virginia Tech 

Libraries, Museums & Archives

 

Maps and Gazetteers

Montgomery County      (Source: 1895 U.S. Atlas)
Montgomery County 186X Wall Map      Montgomery County Gazetteer     
Montgomery County Post Offices 
Montgomery County Post Offices  1846    
Montgomery Co. Topo Maps and Aerial Photos    
Quad List of Cambria, Virginia     

Quad List of Christianburg, Virginia     

Quad List of Elliston, Virginia     

Quad List of Graysontown, Virginia     

Quad List of Lafayette, Virginia     

Quad List of Radford, Virginia     

Radford City Gazetteer     

Radford City Topo Maps and Aerial Photos     
Tiger Map Server Browser 
Virginia's lost Covered Bridges Maps and Documents Site  Montgomery

County Records

Records

Montgomery County Clerk of the Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1773, Land Records from 1750, Probate Records from 1773 and Court Records from 1753 and is located at the County Courthouse on P. O. Box 6309, 1 E. Main Street, Suite B-5, Christiansburg, VA 24068-6309; 540/382-5760, Fax: 540/382-6937 . Includes records of Augusta County(1750-72) and Fincastle County (1772-76)

 

Montgomery County Bibles 

Census Records and Indexes

Livingston's Law Register, 1851  Montgomery Co.

Montgomery County Wills

List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 

Montgomery County Military Records     

Montgomery Co. VA – WWII Casualties, U.S. Army

Chronicling America  Montgomery County    

Montgomery County  Newspaper Abstracts)

Miscellaneous Marriages     

Montgomery County Marriages 

Montgomery County Vital Records     

Societies

Societies (Historical & Genealogical)

 

surnames

Researching
by Surname

The following are names of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this location.

To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding Link.

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

Pickens;   Walker

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

Additional information regarding these and other surnames may also be found at:

Surname Locator Resources

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Where in the World do These
 Surnames Come From?

Click on the LINK to the right to see more information about the World distribution of any surname.  You can get greater

detail for any of the maps by clicking on the area, i.e state, county that you are interested in.

Ancestral 
Gen-Sites

ancestral gen-sites

Map of the County

Family History Notes

Gen-Site Profiles

Map of the county

Map of the County

The Red Starin the map designates the location of the seat of government for this county.  Yellow Stars designate seats of government in adjacent counties.   A Purple Dotshows the location of identified ancestral Gen-Site(s). 

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Family history notes

Family History Notes

It is believed that William Walker was born circa 1755 in Virginia. It is known that he married his wife Sarah in Virginia and that they produced two of their off-spring while living in Montgomery County.  One of them was our great-grandmother Jemima Walker born in 1791.  It is believed that sometime around 1792 William moved his family a distance of about 200 miles over the Appalachians into Kentucky.  Most likely he traveled south west on the Great Wagon Road from Christiansburg Virginia to the Cumberland Gap.       William eventually settled in a locality then in Mason County and now encompassed by Floyd County.  William first appears in this place around 1793.

Gen-site profiles

Gen-Site Profiles

Christiansburg

Christiansburg

LOCATION:  Country: United States;   State: Virginia;   County: Montgomery;  Place: Christianburg;

Coordinates/Map: 37° 8′ 28″ N, 80° 24′ 28″ W

Christiansburg

train station

 

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DESCRIPTION:  Christiansburg is the county seat of Montgomery County. Christiansburg, Blacksburg, and Radford are the three principal municipalities of the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses those municipalities and all of Montgomery County.  Christiansburg was named after William Christian.  "Christansburgh" is the original spelling of the town.

ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE:  see history notes above

INTERNET WEB LINK(s):   Montgomery Museum and Lewis Miller  Regional Art Center ;

Christiansburg Town Website; 

 

LOCATION:  Country: United States;   State: Virginia;   County:;   Place:; Coordinates/Map:

 

 

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DESCRIPTION: 

ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE:  

INTERNET WEB LINK(s):

populated places

Researching
by Location

Gazetteer of Places

 in This County

Changes of County Boundaries

Link to State-Wide Resources

Where in the World

are My Ancestors?

gazetteer

Gazetteer of Places

The list below will assist in your research regarding the matching of your ancestor’s birth, marriage, death dates and the place(s) within this locality at which these events may have occurred.

Profiles for 177 cities, towns and other populated places in Montgomery County Virginia

Map of Montgomery County Virginia

Montgomery County Physical, Cultural & Historic Features

 

Montgomery County ZIP Codes | Area Codes

Montgomery County Land - Property, Farms & Ranches

 

Montgomery County, Virginia, United States

Details | Resources | Cities | Cemeteries |

Links To Populated Places Within This County

Incorporated towns

Blacksburg;   Christiansburg

 

Unincorporated communities

Find Physical Features* Within This County

* includes but not limited to Cemeteries, Churches, Locales, Schools,

Military Installations;  Populated Places, Post Offices, Streams, and Trails

County boundary changes

Historical Changes in the Boundaries of this County

     Conducting genealogical research in the United States requires an understanding of county boundaries.  As the population grew more counties were created to meet the public’s need for localized governments.  This phenomena was common in all states during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.  As such you must be sure that you are not looking for records in the wrong county or state. 

     The web site for the Atlas of Historical County Boundary Project provides interactive maps for all states. The Atlas of Historical County Boundaries is meant to be a resource for people seeking records of past events, and people trying to analyze, interpret and display county-based historical data like Land Records, Probate Records, Court Records, Tax Records, and Vital Records that document birth, death, and marriage.   Listed below are the boundary changes for this county, the dates they occurred, as well as the government statute that decreed the change.  To see actual changes in a mapping format follow this link to the Atlas of Historical County Boundary Project .

Map of Early County Boundaries

The Yellow Line depicts Montgomery County boundaries in 1790.  

31 Dec 1776 - MONTGOMERY created from FINCASTLE (extinct). (Hening, 9:257-261)

01 Sep 1777 - MONTGOMERY exchanged with WASHINGTON. (Hening, 9:330-331)

01 Mar 1778 - MONTGOMERY lost to creation of GREENBRIER (W.Va.). (Hening, 9:420-424)

01 Oct 1789 - MONTGOMERY lost to creation of KANAWHA (W.Va.). (Hening, 12:670-672)

01 May 1790 - MONTGOMERY gained from BOTETOURT, lost to creation of WYTHE. (Hening, 13:76-78)

14 Dec 1795 - MONTGOMERY exchanged with BOTETOURT. (Shepherd, 1:406)

07 Dec 1796 - MONTGOMERY exchanged with BOTETOURT. (Shepherd, 2:64)

02 Jan 1802 - MONTGOMERY lost to MONROE (W.Va.). (Shepherd, 2:345-346)

01 May 1806 - MONTGOMERY lost to creation of GILES. (Shepherd, 3:244-245)

01 Feb 1831 - MONTGOMERY lost to creation of FLOYD. (Va. Acts 1830-1831, ch. 72, secs. 1, 12/pp. 137-138)

30 Mar 1839 - MONTGOMERY lost to creation of PULASKI. (Va. Acts 1839, Jan. sess., ch. 50, sec. 1/pp. 30-33)

07 Jan 1840 - Boundary between MONTGOMERY and PULASKI clarified [no change]. (Va. Acts 1839-1840, ch. 35, sec. 1/pp. 35-36)

14 Feb 1842 - MONTGOMERY gained from PULASKI. (Va. Acts 1841-1842, ch. 62, sec. 1/pp. 39-40)

02 Feb 1849 - MONTGOMERY lost to ROANOKE. (Va. Acts 1848-1849, ch. 63, sec. 1/pp. 28-30)

01 Mar 1853 - MONTGOMERY lost to CRAIG. (Va. Acts 1852-1853, ch. 153, secs. 1, 3/pp. 130-131)

10 Jul 1902 - MONTGOMERY lost to creation of Radford as an independent city, 2d class.

                       (Bain, "Body Incorporate," 18-21; Swindler, 10:166, 169)

1966 - MONTGOMERY lost to the independent city of Radford.

           (Bain, Annexation, [248]; Radford Zoning Dept., correspondence, March 1994)

1977 - MONTGOMERY lost to the independent city of Radford. (Radford Zoning Dept., correspondence, March 1994)

1980 - MONTGOMERY lost to the independent city of Radford. (Radford Zoning Dept., correspondence, March 1994)

1986 - MONTGOMERY lost to the independent city of Radford. (Radford City Cartographer, correspondence, December 2002)

Links to More About This U.S. State

State-Wide Resources

For more information about the U.S. State in which this county is located  click  on  these  LINKS:

 

Where in the world

Where in the World
are My Ancestors?

Resources which enhance our knowledge of the places inhabited by our ancestors are almost as important as their names. The LINK

MAPS

GAZETTEERS

to the right will take you to Maps, Gazetteers,   and other helpful  resources  that will assist you in discovering Ancestral Locations. 

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General Resources

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Digital Record Collections

Our Genealogy Reference Library

General Resources

General Resources

·         Website & Webpages We Like

·         Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

·         Free Genealogy Search Help For Google

·         Linkpendium > Genealogy > USA

·         The USGenWeb Project

·         GenealogyLinks.net

·         United States Research Wiki – Family Search

·         Histopolis.com – Collaborative Genealogy and History

·         USGenWeb Archives

·         Birth & Marriage Records Indexes for USA

·         Record Search - Family Search.org

·     Our Genealogy Reference Library (USA Locations)

·     Genealogy Forum: U.S. States

·     Family Search, IGI Batches, Localities

·     Genealogy.com: Resources by county

·     Rootsweb.com – U.S. Message Boards

·     Cyndi's List - General U.S. Sites

·     Access Genealogy

·     DistantCousin.com - archive of genealogy records

·     Searchable Death Indexes & Records

·     Census Finder –Free Census and other Records

·     Data Base Collections at Ancestry.com$

 

Locality Specific Resources

Locality Specific Resources

·         Montgomery County Genealogy Links

·         Montgomery County (Family History 101.com)

·         Montgomery County USGenWeb

·         Montgomery County, at Family Search

·     Montgomery County, Genealogy Forum

·     Montgomery County, at Rootsweb

·     Cyndi's List - U.S. – Virginia - Localities

·     Linkpendium > Genealogy> Montgomery County

Digital Record Collections

Digital Record Collections

·Montgomery County Collections - Ancestry.com$

·Montgomery County Census & Other Records

·USGenWeb Archives – Montgomery County

·Birth & Marriage Records Indexes - Virginia

·Death Indexes & Records – Virginia

Genealogy Reference Library

Our Genealogy 
Reference Library

The following Link will take you to our library of genealogy reference books.   Here you may find books about the history and records of this county and other places such as towns and churches.  The collection also contains research works about military units and personnel during America’s wars, in addition too resource texts about the ethnic and religious groups who may have settled in this locality.

 

Research Library – Table of Contents

Gallery

Image Gallery

During our research we have collected images and photographs that are of general interest to a variety of localities.  Some of them are presented on this website because we believe they tend to provide the reader with additional information which may aid in the understanding of our ancestors past lives.

Virginia Tech University, located in Blacksburg, Virginia

 

If you have any photographs or other images relating to this 
 county, we would greatly appreciate hearing from you.

 

Use the following LINK to ascertain whether we have any images that pertain to this location.

ANCESTRAL LOCATION PHOTOGRAPHS and IMAGES

 

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Contact Information 

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