Montgomery County, Virginia

Montgomery's Index Page

New River Valley History:

New River History and Genealogy Discussion Group

For discussion of history and genealogy of the New River Valley of North Carolina and Virginia you are welcomed to join the New River History and Genealogy Discussion Group.

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Welcome and we hope you join the discussions.


New River Notes — Complete

January 21, 2014

After about two years of work we have completed a major upgrade to New River Notes. On January 21, 2014 we switched in the last of the updated files and final page revisions.

In January 2013 we introduced the new site layout but because there were many pages left to do there was a big red Under Construction on the front page. A year later we've finished all of the pages that were on the original site. Construction is complete. We have a great looking site full of material to help you in your research and possibly entertain you.

New River Notes

January 6, 2013

New River Notes, a leading genealogy resource for the New River Valley of North Carolina and Virginia, launched its new look website today.

new river valley mapNew River Notes was originally launched in 1998 by Jeffrey C. Weaver providing New River Valley researchers with a new wealth of information and that tradition is continued today by the Grayson County, Virginia Heritage Foundation, Inc.

Welcome and we hope you enjoy our new look.

Montgomery County Seal

Montgomery County, Virginia

Montgomery County was created from Fincastle County on 31 Dec 1776. (Note that Fincastle County was disbanded at this time and split into Montgomery, Washington, and Kentucky Counties.)

Montgomery lost land to form counties that are now in West Virginia as well as several of the Virginia counties in the New River area.

The Montgomery County courthouse in Christiansburg houses records for Montgomery County and the early records for those areas that were later split from Montgomery. Fincastle records are also stored here.

General information for researchers can be found at:

Wikipedia history overview of Montgomery County
Public records: Mountgomery County Clerk