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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

STARS ON THE RIVERFRONT 

The Alabama Dance Theatre will host its annual Summer Dance Seminar July 17th-July 31st 2017. Intermediate and Advanced dancers are eligible for this two week intensive seminar which features classical ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, and contemporary classes taught by a nationally recognized guest faculty. The Summer Dance Seminar culminates with two FREE performances of “Stars on the Riverfront” that will feature a unique array of classical and contemporary works. Performances are Sunday, July 30 and Monday, July 31st at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverwalk Amphitheater. ​For more information call 334-241-2590.

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.