Welcome to Montgomery County, North Carolina
Formed in 1779 from Anson County, Montgomery County was named after Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general. Located at the geographic center of the state about an hour east of Charlotte and south of Greensboro, Montgomery County offers the best of nearly all North Carolina's varied geography.
Sandy coastal plains make up the easternmost part of the county, and the Piedmont's gently rolling; pine-dotted hills can be found in the center. Drive further west and you'll begin to ascend the Uwharrie Mountains, thought to be America's oldest mountain range. Today, after 600 million years of erosion, their tallest point reaches 1,000 feet, making them ideal for hiking and mountain biking.
The Uwharrie National Forest contains trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Campsites and areas for hunting and fishing are located throughout the forest.
The county makes up part of the Uwharrie Lakes region , a seven-county area also known as North Carolina's Central Park. Montgomery's western border is outlined by Badin Lake and Lake Tillery, both recreation havens for water lovers.
Montgomery County's towns provide sightseeing opportunities of their own and a chance to stroll quaint downtown streets and country byways.