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Montgomery County, Georgia

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Montgomery County, Ga.

Montgomery County, the 18th county formed in Georgia, was created Dec. 19, 1793 out of Washington County and at different times contained all or parts of land now contained in Wheeler, Tattnall, Toombs, Treutlen, Emanuel and Dodge Counties.  It was named for Maj. Gen. Richard Montgomery (1736 - 1775) "an early martyr to the call of liberty". Commanding an expedition to Canada in 1775, he was killed at the Siege of Quebec.
The county has six incorporated municipalities: Ailey, Alston, Higgston, Mount Vernon, Tarrytown and Uvalda. Mount Vernon is the largest and the county seat. The Ocmulgee and Oconee Rivers join to form the Altamaha River at the county's southern border. Mount Vernon is home to Brewton-Parker
College, a four-year Baptist college with an enrollment of over 2,000. Almost 53% of the county's land is in farms. Only 20 Georgia counties have a larger proportion of land area dedicated to farming.
The City of Uvalda hosts an "Old Time Farm Festival" every August. Over 25,000 people attended in 1994.
First County officers, commissioned Feb. 17, 1794 were: March McKessak, sheriff; Thos. Pugh, clk. Inf. Ct.; Jonathan Eammons, clk Sup. Ct. ;Nathan Holly, Cor.; Wm. Canthorn, Reg. of Probate; Willis Wood, Scr.
(Parts Taken from Historical Marker 103-4 1956 Georgia Historical Commission)


General Richard Montgomery

General Richard Montgomery, born in Ireland December 2, 1736, became a citizen of New York, and, although a trained officer of the English Army, threw in his influence and service in the provincial affairs of America. On the opening of the Revolution he was made a general and ordered to march against Canada. He was successful at Chambly and Montreal, and in sole command of the attack against Quebec. But in his eagerness to be at the head of his men he was mortally wounded. Congress, in 1776, erected a monument to his memory, but the greatest memorial honor is that seventeen States have
perpetuated his name by attaching it to as many counties, and almost as many cities.

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Books and Publications

History of Montgomery Co. to 1918
By Robert Scott Davis Jr.
Publisher: Historical Publications Div. - W. H. Wolfe Associates
P. O. Box 972
Roswell, Ga. 30077
By the Original Montgomery Co. Historical Society

Montgomery Co. Ga.- A Source Book Of Genealogy and History
By James E. Dorsey and John K. Derden
Published 1983 for the Magnolia Press – Swainsboro, Ga. by
The Reprint Publishers—Spartanburg, S.C.

Montgomery Co. Newspaper Clippings
Vol 1 – 1886 –1905
Vol II – 1906-1979
By Tad Evans
$40 +$4 postage
Tad Evans
1506 Stillwood Drive
Savannah, Ga. 31419

Graves of Montgomery, Treutlen, and Wheeler Counties
By Moses M. Coleman and Lavon Palmer
Vesco Inc. $39.95
Coleman Ferrotype- Vidalia, Ga.

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         Revolutionary War Resources

National Society, Sons of the American Revolution
Georgia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
American Revolution.Org
Daughters of the American Revolution - Georgia Organization
National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution
National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution- State and Chapter Sites- Georgia
Revolutionary War Flags

War of 1812 Resources

The War of 1812 Website
War of 1812 Records: Where and How do I get them?

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United Daughters of the Confederacy
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Confederate Resource Page
Georgia Confederate Pension Applications

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