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Montgomery County was established by dividing Monroe County on December 6, 1816, by the Mississippi Territorial Legislature. It is named for Lemuel P. Montgomery, a young U.S. Army officer killed at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, the final battle of the Creek Indian war, which was waged concurrently with the War of 1812. The city of Montgomery, which is the county seat, is named for Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general. Montgomery County is the home of The U.S.A.F. Air War College, and has several top notch universities within its boundaries including Huntingdon College, Faulkner University, Auburn University at Montgomery, and Alabama State University. As the Cradle of the Confederacy, there are many historical landmarks included in Montgomery county as well. These include The historic Selma to Montgomery civil right trail, and the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church.

Montgomery County Happenings

HARRIOTT II RIVERBOAT CRUISES

Join the Crew of the Harriott II for cruises all summer long. Dinner Cruises are on Fridays and Saturdays. Boat baords at 6:30 p.m. Cruises from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Cost: $44 for Adults, $34 for Children 3-12 yrs.There are also Saturday Summer Lunch Cruises in July boat boards at 11:00 a.m. Cruises from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Cost: $25, includes lunch. Looking for something to do after hours? Check out the Party Cruises on Saturdays. Boat boards at 10:00 p.m. Cruises from 10:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. Cost: $20. Then on Sunday evenings check out the Blues Cruise. Boat at 5:30 p.m. Cruises from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Cost: $15 – $20. For more info call (334) 625-2100.

CHRISTMAS LIGHT FESTIVAL



Join the Montgomery ZooDecember 14th – 31st from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for the Christmas Light Festival Kick-off. There will be plenty of activities including free visits with Santa (Keepsake Picture with Santa for an additional $5.00), Sky Lift Rides, Train Rides, Parakeet Cove, Petting Zoo and Entertainment at the Overlook Cafe. Regular Night Time Admission is $15.00. For more info call: (334) 625-4900.