Montgomery County

 

About Montgomery County

Montgomery County, located in southwestern Virginia, is home to 94,392 residents in its 385 square miles.  The County – which is home to two of the state’s five largest towns, Blacksburg and Christiansburg – is a high-tech community strategically located on the Interstate 81 corridor.   Montgomery County traces its origin to 1776 when it was formed and named after General Richard Montgomery, an American hero of the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. The first settlement, Draper’s Meadow, was established in the 1740s but was destroyed by Shawnee Indians during the French and Indian War.

The County is located within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the country’s population and close to Interstates 81, 77 and 64, and U.S Routes 460 and 11. Transportation options including public bus, commercial air, rail and freight. Roanoke is 40 miles to the east; Washington, D.C., is 275 miles to the northeast; and Norfolk is 291 miles east.

Information about Montgomery County is courtesy of Montva.org and Wikipedia