History

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.

Towns of Montgomery County

Abner 352953N
0795429W
Asbury 353003N
0794637W
Biscoe 352135N
0794648W
Blaine 352928N
0800334W
Candor 351742N
0794444W
Capelsie 351907N
0795226W
Chip 351535N
0795337W
Coggins Mine 352912N
0800114W
Eldorado 352801N
0800146W
Emery 351450N
0794322W
Ether 352623N
0794703W
Flint Hill 352841N
0795454W
Harrisville 351232N
0794922W
Lovejoy 352521N
0795511W
Mount Gilead 351253N
0800009W
Okeewemee 352427N
0795115W
Ophir 352840N
0795845W
Parsons Grove Church           351626N
0795101W
Pee Dee 351603N
0800236W
Pekin 351224N
0795215W
Refuge Mission 352306N
0795724W
Roberdo 351848N
0795700W
Rubyatt 351255N
0794352W
Star 352407N
0794704W
Steeds 352815N
0794640W
Troy 352130N
0795341W
Uwharrie 352454N
0800014W
Wadeville 351657N
0795812W
Wind Blow 351017N
0794002W

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