A Guide to the Montgomery County (Va.) Health and Medical Records, 1805-1968 Montgomery County (Va.) Health and Medical Records, 1805-1968 001-009

A Guide to the Montgomery County (Va.) Health and Medical Records, 1805-1968

A Collection in
the Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court
Box numbers: 001-009


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.) Health and Medical Records, 1805-1968
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3.83 cu. ft.
Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court
Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia, 2.2-3705.5) and the Virginia Health Records Privacy Act (Code of Virginia, 32.1-172.1:03) establish guidelines for restricting access to medical and other confidential forms of information in order to protect personal privacy. Protected health information (PHI) as defined under the Privacy Regulations issued under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) includes, but is not limited to, personally identifiable information such as names, addresses, and social security numbers. The Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia, 42.1-78) includes a provision for closing all privacy protected information for 75 years from the date of creation. In accordance with this legislation, the County Court can and will restrict, in whole or in part, access to any privacy protected medical information or any other confidential information contained in these records. Health and Medical Records after 1941 are closed to the public. Contact Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court clerk's office for availability.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Montgomery County (Va.) Health and Medical Records, 1805-1968. 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.) Health and Medical Records, 1805-1968 consists of records previously described as Lunacy Papers. These records pertain to the legal determination of whether an individual was deemed unfit to handle their own affairs based on inebriety, insanity or other mental incompetence. It often includes the records of appointment and administration of a guardian.



Related Material

These records are partially indexed. For the years 1800-1900, use index Miscellaneous Records Montgomery Co 1800-1900.