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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.

CAPITOL OF DREAMS TRIATHLON

We are excited to return to our host city, Montgomery, Alabama for our 6th year of the Capital of Dreams Triathlon. The event starts our triathlon season off and hopefully yours! This race location has everything you could dream of for a race. The host hotel is only steps away from transition, tons of restaurants within walking distance, and a beautiful location to swim, bike, and run! Not ready for the whole thing? We have options for Relay Teams, Aquabike or CycloRun. Races will take place on May 5, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.