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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.

ZOO BOO!


     Join The Montgoemry Zoo for 12 nights of horror and fun at Zoo Boo. Climb aboard the thrill ride of a life time Haunted Hay Ride or mosey on over to the Pumpkin Pull for a good, ole fashioned, non-scary, traditional hay ride. Event fee: $17 (ages 3 years old and older). Ticket includes entry, one ride on either the Haunted Hay Ride (scary ride) or the Pumpkin Pull Hay Ride (non-scary) and one sheet of game tickets (10 tickets per sheet). Montgomery Zoo members receive a 50% discount on ZooBoo admission.