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


Join The Shoppes at EastChase for the Grand Opening of the 17th Annual Farmers Market!The 2021 Farmers Market is back in a NEW location! The market will now be located adjacent to H&M. This year is going to be bigger and better than ever with all of your favorite vendors and some new, fun surprises.Look out for the EastChase tent to register to win our Garden Cart Giveaway! To celebrate the return of the market, we are giving away a cart filled with produce and products from all of your favorite vendors.