Montgomery County, Virginia

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Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 83,629, and 89,967 according to 2008 estimates. Its county seat is Christiansburg[1]. It is part of the Blacksburg–Christiansburg–Radford Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Montgomery County and the city of Radford.

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History

Montgomery County was established in 1777 from Fincastle County. The county is named for Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 389 square miles (1,009 km²), of which 388 square miles (1,005 km²) is land and 1 square mile (3 km²) (0.31%) is water.

Bordering counties and cities

The county is bordered by Craig County to the north, Floyd County to the south, Giles County to the northwest, the City of Radford and Pulaski County to the southwest, and Roanoke County to the east.

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