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Welcome to Montgomery County, KY
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County History

Was formed from Clark County after creation on 14 December 1796.

Its county seat is Mount Sterling.
Records were destroyed by fires on 4 Mar 1851 and 2 Dec 1863.

Montgomery County was possibly named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War Brigadier General killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada. Another story states that the County was named for Thomas Montgomery, from Virginia, who served in the Revolutionary War. In 1793 Thomas Montgomery settled in Mt. Sterling. In 1805, Thomas Montgomery moved on to Gibson County, Indiana.

Cities and Towns
Camargo -- Jeffersonville -- Mount Sterling -- Judy

Online Data





Church Histories/Records

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Family Bibles & Histories

Extinct Towns






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