Alabama Counties: Montgomery County


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Montgomery County was created by the Mississippi Territory General Assembly on 1816 Dec. 6. It is located in the south-central part of the state and is bounded on the north by the Alabama and Tallapoosa Rivers. It encompasses 793 square miles.


The county was named in honor of Major Lemuel Putnam Montgomery (Tennessee) who was killed in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, 1814. The county seat was established in Montgomery, which was also selected as the state capital in 1846. Other significant communities include Hope Hull, Ramer, Pike Road and Mt. Meigs.


Montgomery Advertiser online




  Owen, Thomas McAdory. History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Chicago: S. J. Clarke   Publishing Co., 1921.



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Updated: February 6, 2014