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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

EATMGM – RESTAUTANT WEEK 

    Don’t miss EATMGM – Montgomery Restaurant Week, August 11-20. Ten incredible days of celebration and exploration of the bites, treats and meals that make MGM one of the best places in the South to eat! Participating restaurants will offer set-price meals for lunch at $5, $10 and $15 and dinner at $10, $20 and $30. The purpose of this event is to: Deepen and strengthen the food community in Montgomery, between restaurants, diners, visitors and the media, Raise awareness locally and beyond of the variety and quality of restaurants and food experiences in MGM, and Increase business for local restaurants. For more information, please call 334-261-1114.

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.