The realm of Nogrod was dolven and founded not long after the awakening of the Dwarves. They soon met the Elves of Beleriand and established a trading relationship with them. For many centuries, the trade relations grew strong and the Dwarves of Nogrod were employed by Thingol, the King of Doriath and helped in the delving of the caves of Menegroth, and creation of treasuries and weapons. The dwarves trafficked along a long road that ran from the nearby dwarven city of Belegost to Nogrod into Beleriand, and finally to Menegroth.
While initially friendly to the Elves of Beleriand, the Dwarves of Nogrod attempted to kill Thingol of Doriath in his treasury, after having crafted the treasure Nauglamír for him (leaving him for dead) but were driven out. Thingol would later be killed during a wolf hunt, after treacherous Elves helped returning Dwarves enter past the Girdle of Melian More then entered to sack the city after the departure of Melian and her protective Girdle of Melian. On their way back from Doriath, they were hunted down by Beren Erchamion and killed by his army of Laiquendi and a group of Ents. Despite that utter defeat, Nogrod apparently survived the rest of the First Age.
At the end of the First Age, Nogrod was ruined in the War of Wrath, and around the fortieth year of the Second Age the Dwarves of the Blue Mountains began to migrate to Khazad-dûm, abandoning Nogrod and Belegost.
The Firebeards and the Broadbeams were the two Dwarf-clans associated with the Blue Mountains in "Of Dwarves and Men" (from volume XII of The History of Middle-earth). Nogrod, then, was presumably founded by one of these two, and the rather scanty evidence marginally favours the Firebeards as its inhabitants.
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Bulgarian Cyrillic||Ногрод (Nogrod) Тумунзахар (Tumunzahar)|
|Kazakh||Ногрод (Cyrillic) Nogrod (Latin)|
|Serbian||Ногрод (Cyrillic) Nogrod (Latin)|
|Uzbek||Ногрод (Cyrillic) Nogrod (Latin)|
|Dwarven Realms of Middle-earth throughout the Ages|
|Years of the Trees:||Amon Rûdh | Belegost | Khazad-dûm | Mount Gundabad | Nogrod | Nulukkizdîn | Blue Mountains|
|First Age:||Amon Rûdh | Belegost | Khazad-dûm | Mount Gundabad | Nogrod | Nulukkizdîn | Iron Hills | Blue Mountains|
|Second Age:||Khazad-dûm | Belegost | Nogrod | Mount Gundabad | Blue Mountains | Iron Hills|
|Third Age:||Grey Mountains | Iron Hills | Khazad-dûm | Lonely Mountain | Blue Mountains | Dunland|
|Fourth Age:||Glittering Caves | Khazad-dûm | Lonely Mountain | Blue Mountains | Grey Mountains | Iron Hills|
- The Silmarillion (inside cover), "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
- The History of Middle-earth, Vol. XII: The Peoples of Middle-earth, chapter X: "Of Dwarves and Men"
- Unfinished Tales, Narn i Chîn Húrin, "The Departure of Túrin"
- The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter X: "Of the Sindar"
- Beren and Lúthien
- The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XVI: "Of Maeglin"
- The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXII: "Of the Ruin of Doriath"
- The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXIV: "Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"
- The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Second Age, "Introduction"
- The Silmarillion, Index of Names