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.
We are excited to return to our host city, Montgomery, Alabama for our 5th year of the Capital of Dreams Triathlon. The event will take place on April 29, 2017.
The race will take place at Riverfront Park in the newly renovated downtown Montgomery. Racers and their family and friends can take in the civil rights history, enjoy a Montgomery Biscuits baseball game and enjoy the renovated riverfront and restaurant district…all part of the weekend race venue. Notable civil rights historical markers in the area: the Rosa Parks bus route, the Slave Market, the Martin Luther King Church, the state capital buildings where Jefferson Davis took office, and Old Alabama Town.
Take a break from your computer desk and relieve your body of all that stress with some slow flow yoga! Instructor Juliet Thomas comes to Old Alabama Town on Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch, providing downtown workers with a convenient way to stretch and reenergize before going back into the office. Beginners welcome! No registration needed, just come on to 451 Columbus St. Enter through the Rose House on Columbus between Decatur and North Hull. Parking available on Decatur and North Hull St. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 11:30-12:15, and 12:30-1:15. For more info contact (334) 240-4500.