Place:Montgomery, New York, United States

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NameMontgomery
Alt namesMontgomerysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Tryonsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCounty
Coordinates42.883°N 74.417°W
Located inNew York, United States     (1772 - )
See alsoCayuga, New York, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Chenango, New York, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Delaware, New York, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Franklin, New York, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Fulton, New York, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Hamilton, New York, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Herkimer, New York, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Oneida, New York, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Onondaga, New York, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Otsego, New York, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Schoharie, New York, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
St. Lawrence, New York, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Steuben, New York, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Tioga, New York, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York bordering the north bank of the Mohawk River. It was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 at the Battle of Quebec. As of the 2010 census, the population was 50,219. The county seat is Fonda.

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History

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In 1784, following end of the American Revolutionary War, the name of Tryon County was changed to Montgomery County. This change was to honor the general, Richard Montgomery, who had captured several places in Canada and died attempting to capture the city of Quebec. It replaced the name formerly honoring a British governor of New York.

In 1789, Ontario County was split off from Montgomery. The area split off from Montgomery County was much larger than the present county, as it also included the present Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Steuben, Wyoming, Yates, and part of Schuyler and Wayne counties.

In 1791, Herkimer, Otsego, and Tioga counties were split off from Montgomery.

In 1802, portions of Clinton, Herkimer, and Montgomery counties were combined to form St. Lawrence County.

In 1816, Hamilton County was split off from Montgomery.

In 1838, Fulton County was split off from Montgomery.

In 2012, Montgomery County voters approved a charter, making it the 21st county in New York to do so. In 2013, Matthew L. Ossenfort was elected the first County Executive in the county's history. Ossenfort took office in 2014, the same year the charter went into effect. Furthermore, under the terms of the charter, the Board of Supervisors was replaced by a nine-member County Legislature with members elected from single-member districts. Thomas L. Quackenbush was elected the first Chairman of the new Legislature.

Congressional districts

Timeline

Date Event Source
1772 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1777 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 28,848
1800 22,051
1810 41,214
1820 37,569
1830 43,715
1840 35,818
1850 31,992
1860 30,866
1870 34,457
1880 38,315
1890 45,699
1900 47,488
1910 57,567
1920 57,928
1930 60,076
1940 59,142
1950 59,594
1960 57,240
1970 55,883
1980 53,439
1990 51,981

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Montgomery County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county and town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.rootsweb.com/~nyherkim/


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