Montgomery County


Welcome to

Montgomery County,


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


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 CORELL (CORRELL) Family Bible

 JEWEL Family Bibles

 Bible of Lucinda NUNLEY, 1800-1933


 Bible of Mary Winston Jewel SHIELDS

 Bible of Cora Winston JEWEL

Bible of Christena Jewel SHELOR

 Bible of Lucinda Jewel NUNLEY


Montgomery County Biographies

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

 Montgomery County Biographies 1606 -1888 Virginia and Virginians



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 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 



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 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.

Post Offices, Past and Present



Montgomery County Business Register 1884 - 1885

Montgomery Business Register 1888

Montgomery County Business Register 1893 - 1894


Craig Cemetery - 2016

Howard Family Cemetery-2016

Hoge Family Cemetery-Giles Co.

Jewell Family Cemetery

Linkous Cemetery, Blacksburg, Virginia

Martin Family Cemetery-2016

Pepper Cemetery-Elliston-2016

Shaver Cemetery

Sunset Cemetery

Weaver Cemetery, Pilot, Va

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

Tombstone Transcription Project

Tombstones in other Virginia Counties


1840 Slave Schedule

1850 Slave Census

1880 Census Transcription

Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes

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 S&K Census Indexes for VA

 Electronic census spreadsheets

An Off Site Link

 USGenWeb Census Project


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 Montgomery County Specific Files

in the VaGenweb Archives
  Montgomery County Orphans 1802-1822




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


Horne Funeral Service

McCoy Funeral Home

Mullins Funeral Home

Radford City Funeral Homes

Clayton & Dean Funeral Home

2000 West Street

Radford, VA 24141


De Vilbiss Funeral Home

1200 Grove

Radford, VA 24141


Mullins Funeral Home

120 1st Street

Radford, VA 24141




Montgomery County Schools 1954

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 VA Tech

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Appalachian Rural Education Network


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Terry & Turner Family


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 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




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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


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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!


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 U.S. Census Maps 1790-1930


 Bureau of Land Management

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


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

Revolutionary War List of Pensioners Korean War Casualties


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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


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 Virginia Tech Museum of Natural History


Montgomery Museum and Lewis Miller Regional Art Center 

Wilderness Road Museum



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 Southwest Times

 Roanoke Times - New River Valley Edition

 NRV Today


 The News Messenger








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 Jeff Weavers Montgomery Photo Site






 Coal Mining Heritage Park


 The Huckleberry Trail



1782 Montgomery County Tax List

An Off site Link to Jeff Weavers New River Notes


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 The County Of Montgomery

 The City of Christiansburg

 Blacksburg Electronic Village


Information on


Eastern Montgomery County, VA Web page 

 Blacksburg Chamber of Commerce



 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


Shortcut to Ancestor Counties
      Charles River Co                   Chickacoan Indian District
      name changed to                             |
    York Co (1642/43)                  Northumberland Co (1648)
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    New Kent Co (1654)                    Lancaster Co (1651)
        |                                     |
  King and Queen Co (1691)           Rappahanock Co (1656-1692) defunct 
       |  |____________                       |
                             |               |                      |
                             |     King William Co (1702)      Essex Co 
            Spotsylvania Co (1721)
            Orange Co (1734)
              Augusta Co (1745)
                   Botetourt Co (1770)
                          Fincastle Co (1772-1777) defunct
                         Montgomery Co (1777)



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