Place:Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States


NameMontgomery
Alt namesMontgomerysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.367°N 75.5°W
Located inPennsylvania, United States     (1784 - )
Contained Places
Borough
Ambler
Bridgeport
Bryn Athyn
Collegeville
Conshohocken
East Greenville
Green Lane
Hatboro
Hatfield
Jenkintown
Lansdale
Narberth
Norristown
North Wales
Pennsburg
Pottstown
Red Hill
Rockledge
Royersford
Schwenksville
Souderton
Trappe
West Conshohocken
Cemetery
Forest Hills Cemetery
Hillside Cemetery
West Laurel Hill Cemetery
Census-designated place
Audubon
Bala Cynwyd
Blue Bell
Bryn Mawr
Eagleville
Evansburg
Flourtown
Gilbertsville
Glenside
Halfway House
Harleysville
Horsham
King of Prussia
Kulpsville
Maple Glen
Montgomeryville
Oreland
Penn Wynne
Plymouth Meeting
Pottsgrove
Sanatoga
Skippack
Spring House
Spring Mount
Stowe
Trooper
Willow Grove
Wyncote
Wyndmoor
Inhabited place
Abington
Abrahams
Acorn
Alnwick
Alto Grandview Acres
Andorra Woods
Anise
Arcola
Ardmore
Ashbourne
Ashmead Village
Audobon Gardens
Barlow Heights
Belfry
Belmont Hills
Benson East
Bergey
Bethel Hill
Birchwood Terrace
Blair Mill Village East
Blair Mill Village West
Bob White Farms
Bonair
Broad Axe
Byberry
Cannon Run West
Cannon Run
Cedars
Center Square
Chelten Hills
Cheltenham Village
Cheltenham
Cherry Dale
Coldspring Crossing
Colmar
Colonial Village
Colony Arms
Congo
Connaughtown
Conshohocken Station
Corsons
Creamery
Crestwyck
Delphi
Dreshertowne
Earlington
East Norriton
Elkins Park Gardens
Elroy
Ernest
Eureka
Fagleysville
Fair Hills
Fairview Village
Fitzwatertown
Fords Edge
Fort Washington
Fortuna
Franconia
Franklinville
Fredrick
Fruitville
Fulmor
Georgetown of Philadelphia
Grand View Heights
Graterford
Green Tree
Gulph Mills Village
Gulph Terrace
Gwynedd Heights
Gwynedd Square
Gwynedd Valley
Gwynedd
Hamilton Court
Hanover Court
Harley Corners
Heaton
Heebnerville
Henderson
Hendricks
Hillegass
Hillside
Hoffmansville
Hollow Woods
Hooverton
Hoppenville
Inglewood
Kleinville
Kratz
Lafayette Hill
Lamott
Lancasterville
Layfield
Lederach
Limerick Center
Limerick
Lindberg Heights
Linfield
Lucon
Lynnwood Gardens
Mainland
Maple
Meadows at Lower Gwynedd
Merion Hills
Mill Grove
Mill Road
Mill Run
Mingo
Mogees Station
Mont Clare
Morganville
Morwood
Mount Vernon Gardens
Narcissa
Neiffer
New Hanover Square
New Hanover
Niantic
Norritonville
Oak Lane Manor
Oak Park
Oak Summit
Oaklane
Oaks
Obelisk
Orchard Courts
Orville
Palm
Pencoyd
Penllyn
Penn Square
Perkiomen Heights
Perkiomen Place
Perkiomen
Perkiomenville
Pinewoods
Pleasant Run
Pleasant View Acres
Port Providence
Prospective
Prospectville
Providence Forge
Providence Square
Rahns
Rampart Ridge
Randy Run
Reliance
Ringing Hills
Ringing Rock Gardens
Roboda
Roseglen
Rosemont
Roslyn Heights
Rubicam
Rydal East
Rydal Park
Saint Marys Seminary
Salfordville
Sassamansville
Saw Mill Valley
School Side Manor
Seven Stars
Shirks Corner
Shoemak Village
Sorrelhorse
Springtown
Stony Brook
Sumneytown
Sutton Terrace
Sweet Briar
Tannerie Woods
Telford
Terrace Hill
Terwood
The Meadows
The Pines
The Woodlands
The Woods
Trewigtown
Tylersport
Unionville
Valley Forge Acres
Valley Green
Vernfield
Village of Mingo
Villanova
Washington Square
West Laurel Hill
West Norriton
West Point
West Pottsgrove
West Spring Mills
Westbury
Wetherills Corner
Whitemarsh
Willowmere
Windsor Pass
Woodgate
Woodmont
Worcester
Woxall
Wynmere Downs
Wynnebrook Manor
Yerkes
Zieglerville
Populated place
Rydal
Township
Abington (township)
Cheltenham (township)
Douglass
East Norriton (township)
Franconia (township)
Frederick ( 1784 - 1919 )
Hatfield (township)
Limerick (township)
Lower Frederick ( 1919 - )
Lower Merion
Lower Moreland
Lower Providence
Lower Salford
Marlborough
Montgomery
New Hanover (township)
Perkiomen (township)
Plymouth
Salford
Skippack (township)
Springfield
Towamencin
Upper Dublin
Upper Frederick ( 1919 - )
Upper Gwynedd
Upper Hanover
Upper Merion
Upper Moreland
Upper Providence
Upper Salford
West Norriton (township)
Whitemarsh (township)
Whitpain
Worcester (township)
Unknown
Barren Hill
Crestmont
Edge Hill
Elkins Park
Gilbert's Manor
Gladwyne
Gulph Mills
Haverford
Huntingdon Valley
Ironbridge
Merion Square
Merion
Orvilla
Port Kennedy
Rosyln
Swedesburg
Valley Forge
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Montgomery County, locally also referred to as Montco, is a county located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 799,874, making it the third most populous county in Pennsylvania, after Philadelphia and Allegheny counties. The county seat is Norristown. Montgomery County is very diverse, ranging from farms and open land in Upper Hanover to densely populated rowhouse streets in Cheltenham.

The county was created on September 10, 1784, out of land originally part of Philadelphia County. The first courthouse was housed in the Barley Sheaf Inn. It is believed to have been named either for Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada, or for the Welsh county of Montgomeryshire (which was named after one of William the Conqueror's main counselors, Roger de Montgomerie), as it was part of the Welsh Tract, an area of Pennsylvania settled by Quakers from Wales. Early histories of the county indicate the origin of the county's name as uncertain.

Montgomery County is a suburban county northwest of Philadelphia. It is part of the Delaware Valley and marks the region's northern border, with the Lehigh Valley region of the state to the north. In 2010 it was the 51st wealthiest county in the country (measured by median household income). In 2008 it was named the 9th Best Place to Raise a Family by Forbes.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1784 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1784 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1784 Probate 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
1790 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 22,929
1800 24,150
1810 29,703
1820 35,793
1830 39,406
1840 47,241
1850 58,291
1860 70,500
1870 81,612
1880 96,494
1890 123,290
1900 138,995
1910 169,590
1920 199,310
1930 265,804
1940 289,247
1950 353,068
1960 516,682
1970 623,799
1980 643,621
1990 678,111

Research Tips

Lookup offers for some cemetery records are posted on the USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project Montgomery County, PA page and on the Montgomery County PA Cemetery Project page.

External links

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


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