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


Food Truck Friday is back! EastChase will have a food truck set up with patio seating near H+M. Lawn games will be provided by Lafgamco. The menu and food truck change every week. This week’s food truck is Los Maya’s Mexican Restaurant. Friday Septmeber 13th from 5:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. at the Shoppes at Eastchase.


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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