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The Commonwealth of Virginia is divided into ninety-five counties and thirty-eight independent cities, which are considered county-equivalents for census purposes.

Montgomery County, Virginia

Montgomery County Education, Geography, and History

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Montgomery County is a county located in the state of Virginia. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 94,392. Its county seat is Christiansburg.

Montgomery County is part of the Blacksburg–Christiansburg–Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of Montgomery County Name

Montgomery is named for American Revolutionary War general Richard Montgomery.


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Montgomery County History

Montgomery County, Virginia formed from Fincastle (extinguished), Botetourt, and Pulaski Counties. Legislative enactment in 1776. Organized in 1777. Botetourt and Pulaski gave only small portions in 1841-1842, 1848-1849, and 1852-1853. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]

Montgomery County was named for Richard Montgomery, who was killed in the American assault on Quebec late in 1775. It was formed from Fincastle County in 1776. Part of Botetourt County was added in 1789, and part of Pulaski County was added in 1842. Its area is 388 square miles, and the county seat is Christiansburg.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 389 square miles (1,009 km2), of which, 388 square miles (1,005 km2) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km2) of it (0.31%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Craig County, VA to the north
  • Floyd County, VA to the south
  • Giles County, VA to the northwest
  • Pulaski County, VA to the west
  • Roanoke County, VA to the east


Blacksburg High School
Christiansburg High School
Auburn High School
Eastern Montgomery High School

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