Montgomery County obtained its territory from Hamilton county in 1803. As of 2000, the population was 559,062. It was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada. The county seat is Dayton.  Cities, towns, and villages (past and present) of Montgomery County are Brookville, Butler Township, Carlisle, Centerville, Clay Township, Clayton, Dayton, Dayton Township, Drexel, Englewood, Farmersville, Fort McKinley, German Township, Germantown, Harrison Township, Huber Heights, Jackson Township, Jefferson Township, Kettering, Mad River Township, Madison Township, Miami Township, Miamisburg, Moraine, New Lebanon, Northridge, Oakwood, Perry Township, Phillipsburg, Randolph Township, Riverside, Shiloh, Springboro, Trotwood, Union, Van Buren Township, Vandalia, Verona, Washington Township, Wayne Township, West Carrollton, and Woodbourne-Hyde Park.

*Montgomery County, Ohio is situated in the south west part of the state, and contains 480 square miles. It is drained by Miami river and its branches. The surface is level or slightly rolling; soil, generally fertile. Capital, Dayton. There were in 1840, neat cattle 16,245, sheep 29,631, swine 39,298; wheat 365,938 bushels produced, rye 54,227, Indian corn 814,707, buckwheat 3,359, barley 4,728, oats 374,481, potatoes 34,098, sugar 122,394 pounds; 130 stores, capital $426,800; 2 lumber yards, capital $65,000; 3 fulling mills, 5 woolen factories, 6 cotton factories 3,530 spindles, 12 tanneries, 30 distilleries, 2 breweries, 2 potteries, 34 flouring mills, 11 grist mills, 56 saw mills, 2 oil mills, 2 printing offices, 2 binderies, 1 weekly and 1 periodical newspaper. Capital in manufactures $423,160. 2 academies 82 students, 100 schools 7,122 scholars. Population: 31,938.

*Source: A Complete Descriptive And Statistical Gazetteer Of The United States Of America, By Daniel Haskel, A. M and J. Calvin Smith, Published By Sherman & Smith, 1843

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