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.
Don’t miss the City of Montgomery’s June Riverfest Coming to River Front Park on June 8, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. There will be food and beverage vendors, business and boutique vendors, sandbar access, and Country’s rising star Jake Gill. Lawn Chairs and pets are welcome. Admission is $10.00. For more information click www.funinmontgomery.com.