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


The Civility Paintings debut exhibition presented by the Alabama State Capitol in collaboration with the Alabama Historic Commission present an ALABAMA 200 finale event commemorating the stories of our people, places and path to statehood. This Alabama State Capitol hosted exhibition debuts the Civility Paintings by Alabama artist, Sarah West. The exibition will take place in the old Supreme Court Chamber in the Capitol, thru February 15th, 2020.Click here for more info.


The Harriott II Riverboat Cruises the Alabama River and offers a variety of cruises throughout the summer. There are Blues Cruises, Lunch Cruises and even late night Party Cruises with live entertainment and a cash bar. For more information or the purchase tickets, click here.


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