A Guide to the Montgomery County (Va.) Executions, 1800-1914 Montgomery County (Va.) Executions, 1800-1914 001-009

A Guide to the Montgomery County (Va.) Executions, 1800-1914

A Collection in
the Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court
Box numbers: 001-039


Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court

Montgomery County Circuit Court
55 East Main Street, Suite 1
Christiansburg, VA 24073
Phone: (540) 382-5760

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Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court
Box numbers
Montgomery County (Va.) Executions, 1800-1914
Physical Characteristics
17.55 cu. ft.
Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court
Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Contact Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court clerk's office for availability.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Montgomery County (Va.) Executions, 1800-1914. 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.) Executions, 1800-1914, are court orders directing a sheriff, or other officer, to enforce a judgment usually by seizing and selling the judgment debtors' property. Original file drawer numbers from file cabinets retained.