About This Place
Montgomery is a city in West Virginia, along the Kanawha River. Most of the city is in Fayette County, with the remainder in Kanawha County. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 1,942 (1,239 in Fayette County, 703 in Kanawha County).
Montgomery was incorporated April 1, 1891 and named for James C. Montgomery, one of the city's first settlers. It is the home of West Virginia University Institute of Technology, popularly called WVU Tech. The city is also home to Bridgemont Community College.
The novel "Goodbye Miss 4th of July" written by Christopher Janus is a biographical story of his Greek family's struggles while growing up in Montgomery, WV. In 1988, a film version of "Goodbye Miss 4th of July" was produced by the Disney Channel.