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Montgomery County is a rural county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 26,823. Its county seat is Troy. Montgomery County’s motto is “The Golden Opportunity”.

The county was formed in 1779 from Anson County. It was named in honor and respect of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada. In 1841 the part of Montgomery County west of the Pee Dee River became Stanly County.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Montgomery County has a total area of 502 square miles, of which, 492 square miles of it is land and 10 square miles  of it (2.00%) is water. It is situated in the heart of the Uwharrie National Forest.

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