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’s 7th annual restaurant week, EatMGM, returns for this year with 10 days of deals, online contests, and social media promotions. Organized by the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, EatMGM runs from August 13 to 22. During this 10-day celebration, diners are challenged to get out (or order in) and enjoy the area’s amazing local restaurants. EatMGM’s social media accounts and web site will be filled with mouthwatering photos of restaurant specials, interviews with local chefs, and the popular Dishing It Out video series, where local chefs show off recipes and techniques right from the kitchen. Diners can also participate in Good Grub Giveaways, a social media contest to win gift cards to select restaurants in town throughout the week. Special deals and dining events can be found on the EatMGM website, Facebook, and Instagram pages. For more information on EatMGM, visit www.eatmgm.com, or follow EatMGM on Facebook and Instagram.