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


The 2019 ‘Hog Days’ will be held in Montgomery’s Union Station Train Shed on Saturday, August 17. The Druids Charity Club BBQ team has once again joined forces with Moe’s Original BBQ, Dreamland BBQ, Jim ‘N’ Nick’s BBQ, and Full Moon BBQ to put on a festive experience in downtown Montgomery running from the early afternoon into the evening. For more info, click here.


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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