A Guide to the Montgomery County (Va.) Miscellaneous Records, 1778-1940 Montgomery County (Va.) Miscellaneous Records, 1778-1940 001-016

A Guide to the Montgomery County (Va.) Miscellaneous Records, 1778-1940

A Collection in
the Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court
Box numbers: 001-016


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Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court

Montgomery County Circuit Court
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Christiansburg, VA 24073
Phone: (540) 382-5760

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Repository
Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court
Box numbers
001-016
Title
Montgomery County (Va.) Miscellaneous Records, 1778-1940
Physical Characteristics
7.75 cu. ft.
Collector
Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court
Location
Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Montgomery County (Va.) Miscellaneous Records, 1778-1940. Montgomery County Court Records. Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court. Christiansburg, VA 24073.

Acquisition Information

These records were filed at the Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court during the course of court business.


Historical Information

Montgomery County was formed from Fincastle County in 1776, and the county court first met on 7 January 1777. Part of Botetourt County was added in 1790. Part of Pulaski County was added in 1842. The county was named for Richard Montgomery, who was killed in the American assault on Quebec late in 1775.

Fincastle County was created from Botetourt County in 1772, and the county court first met on 5 January 1773. Fincastle County became extinct on 31 December 1776 when it was divided to form Montgomery, Washington and Kentucky Counties. The county was named probably for George, Viscount Fincastle, Lord Dunmore's son; for John Murray, fourth earl of Dunmore, Viscount Fincastle; or for the town of Fincastle, Virginia, which was established in 1772 and named for George, Viscount Fincastle.

Scope and Content

Montgomery County (Va.) Miscellaneous Records, 1778-1940, contains the following record types: Bonds/Commissions/Oaths, Clerk's Records, Court Records, Land Records, Election Records, Tax and Fiscal Records, and Miscellaneous Records.

Bonds/Commissions/Oaths include apprentice indentures, 1788-1854.

Clerk's Records include George W. Wilson, clerk's correspondence, 1906-1918.

Court records include attachments, 1800-1903, court orders, 1800-1900, common law, 1904-1920, criminal, 1904-1920, and Radford-Willis Railway Co. condemnations, 1915.

Miscellaneous Land Records include caveats, deeds, and plats, 1778-1940.

Tax and Fiscal Records include affidavits for ardent spirits, 1916-1917.

Additional miscellaneous records include contracts, election records, receipts, 1802-1905, WPA and applications for seeds, 1930-1940, and crop liens, 1898-1935.

Miscellaneous papers also include the Radford Papers, late 1800s.

Arrangement

Chronological within each record type.