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Encyclopedia > Montgomery, Alabama
Montgomery, Alabama
Official flag of Montgomery, Alabama
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Coordinates: 32°21′42″N 86°16′45″W / 32.36167, -86.27917
Country United States
State Alabama
County Montgomery
Incorporated December 3, 1819
Government
 - Mayor Bobby Bright
Area
 - City  156.19 sq mi (404.53 km²)
 - Land  155.38 sq mi (402.43 km²)
 - Water  0.81 sq mi (2.09 km²)
Population (2006)[1]
 - City 201,998
 - Density 1,281.31/sq mi (499.34/km²)
 - Metro 469,268
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Website: http://www.montgomeryal.gov

Montgomery is the capital and second most populous city of the U.S. state of Alabama and the county seat of Montgomery County. Montgomery is notable for its historic involvement during the Civil War, for being the first capital of the Confederacy, and for being a primary site in the Civil Rights Movement, including the famous Montgomery Bus Boycott (see below). Image File history File links Flag_of_Montgomery,_Alabama. ... Image File history File links Montgomery_County_Alabama_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Montgomery_Highlighted. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... 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Contents

History

The Montgomery area was originally heavily populated by the Alibamu Native Americans (after which the state is named). By the year 1800 the Native Americans had been mostly driven off, and white settlers began to permanently reoccupy the area. From 1800 to 1813, settlers continued to move in, but in 1814 two competing businessmen who would lay the foundation of the capital city arrived. Each seeking his fortune on the fertile lands near the river, they constructed separate towns, East Alabama and New Philadelphia, along the Alabama River. Each was a success, and their proximity to each other quickly caused them to merge. Incorporated together in 1819 when Alabama was admitted to the Union, the new city was named for General Richard Montgomery, who died in the American Revolutionary War attempting to capture Quebec, Canada. Montgomery County, Alabama, was named in memory of Major Lemuel P. Montgomery of Virginia, who fell at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend on March 27, 1814. He was shot in the head by a Redstick musketball, becoming the first man to die in the battle. A statue of Major Montgomery graces the entrance of the Montgomery County Courthouse, located at 251 S. Lawrence St. An engraving depicting the death of General Montgomery at the Battle of Quebec. ... This article is about military actions only. ... , Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Pierre Duchesne - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area  Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² (595... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1814 (MDCCCXIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ...


Soon after Montgomery and Alabama had been founded, Montgomery became a central stagecoach station and link to the railroad leading from New York to New Orleans. It was also a prominent steamboat port along the Alabama River and was known for producing cotton. Montgomery was not the first capital of Alabama; it was actually the fifth. The territorial capital of Alabama was St. Stephens, on the Tombigbee River. The state capital was temporarily located in Huntsville after Alabama's incorporation in 1819 but was transferred to Cahawba in 1820. Cahawba was considered a less-than-ideal location because of periodic flooding and was abandoned by 1826, and the state capital was moved to Tuscaloosa. In 1846, the capital was finally moved to Montgomery, the legislature likely finding it an ideal location from which to run the state, thanks to adequate amenities and travel. It has been said that New Philadelphia's founder, Andrew Dexter--the more prominent of the two businessmen whose cities eventually merged into Montgomery--believed so strongly that his town would one day become capital of a new state that he actually reserved a spot for a capitol building. Once the capital was moved to Montgomery, his spot was purchased for that very purpose. [1]. From that point on, Montgomery continued to increase in prosperity and prominence in the United States. When the state seceded during the Civil War, Montgomery served as the first capital of the Confederate States of America; Jefferson Davis was inaugurated on the steps of the Capitol. It had at the time a well-educated, well-off, and financially influential population. St. ... The Tombigbee River is a tributary of the Mobile River, approximately 400 mi (644 long), in the U.S. states of Mississippi and Alabama. ... Huntsville, Alabama (top center), near the Tennessee border, is north of Birmingham and northeast of Decatur, across the Tennessee River flowing northwest. ... Cahawba (sometimes spelled Cahaba) was the first capital of Alabama. ... Tuscaloosa is a city in west central Alabama in the southern United States. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (from April 3, 1865) Language(s) English (de facto) Religion... Jefferson Finis Davis (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889) was an American politician who served as President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history from 1861 to 1865 during the American Civil War. ...


During the Civil War, Montgomery was left virtually physically undamaged, thanks in part to the Confederate capital having been moved to Richmond, Virginia, early on in the war, in an effort to keep the war in the north. Alabama's infrastructure was, however, damaged with much the rest of the South. Once the railways had been rebuilt, the city moved its focus toward industrial growth in textiles and agriculture. On March 19, 1910, Montgomery became the winter home of the Wright brothers' Wright Flying School. The men frequented Montgomery and founded several airfields, one of which developed into the Maxwell-Gunter AFB after the Wrights began working with the government to produce planes for military use. Montomery flourished in the years leading up to the Great Depression, having experienced steady population growth. WWII revitalized the city after the Depression, but the city continued to weather some economic hardships. During this time, however, there were some noticeable highlights: for example, Montgomery became the first city in the world to install electric street cars. Montgomery, Alabama, was a central location in the American Civil Rights Movement. Richmond is the capital of Virginia, a state (officially the Commonwealth of Virginia) of the United States of America. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871–January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867–May 30, 1912), were two Americans generally credited with building the worlds first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and heavier-than-air human flight on December 17, 1903. ... The Wright Flying School was originally at Huffman Prairie then opened on March 19, 1910 in Montgomery, Alabama. ... Maxwell Air Force Base (offically known as Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base) is a United States Air Force facility near Montgomery, Alabama. ...


Civil rights movement in Montgomery

The Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
The Dexter Avenue Baptist Church

Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Jr. gained national attention for civil rights issues during his tenure (1954 to 1960) as pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, two blocks from the State Capitol Building. A civil rights memorial has been erected near the still-active church. On December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks became a civil rights heroine in the city by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man. The reaction to this arrest led to the 382-day Montgomery Bus Boycott, which forced the city to desegregate its transit system on December 21, 1956. In 1965, Dr. King's nationally publicized march for justice was conducted from Selma, to Montgomery. The Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. ... The Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. ... “Martin Luther King” redirects here. ... Exterior of the church Dexter Avenue Baptist Church is a Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, USA. Martin Luther King, Jr. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African American civil rights activist and seamstress whom the U.S. Congress dubbed the Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement. Parks is famous for her refusal on December 1, 1955 to obey bus driver James Blake... Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man. ... is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Selma is a city in Alabama located on the banks of the Alabama River in Dallas County, Alabama, of which it is the county seat. ...

Deadly fire

On February 7, 1967, a devastating fire broke out at Dale's Penthouse, a posh restaurant and lounge on the top floor of the Walter Bragg Smith apartment building (now called Capital Towers) at 7 Clayton Street downtown. The fire was reported to have started in the cloakroom, and early efforts to extinguish it by the staff failed. Twenty-five people lost their lives in the blaze, mainly because the only emergency stair exit, which was next to the cloakroom, was blocked by the fire and because the restaurant was not evacuated promptly. Many prominent local citizens and some visiting teamsters in town for a convention perished, and as a result of the national exposure of the tragedy, a nationwide effort to revamp fire code standards was launched. is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ...


Recent years

In more recent history, Montgomery has begun to recover from its economic problems of the 20th century. Montgomery is now home to Hyundai Motor Company's first assembly plant in the United States. A revitalization effort has brought a baseball stadium and a riverfront walk to downtown as well as numerous parks and historical attractions. Montgomery public schools were among the first in the nation to receive city-wide Internet access, and the Alabama school system was the first to wire all districts and schools via fiber-optics. In 1994, the 22-floor RSA Tower was constructed, which now houses many prominent tenants, including Raycom Media, The Capital City Club, and Morgan Keegan and Co. Montgomery is also expanding rapidly with plans to build a second bypass system and construction of large residential and commercial developments throughout the city. Montgomery is home to a federal minimum-security prison and to some of the military's most valuable and critical computer systems and is a major supply hub for the military. The city also houses one of the military's key air war colleges. Recently, Montgomery has been focusing on further improving local schools. Also, Montgomery is home to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Fine Arts Museum, the fifth largest museum in the world. Lately, it has also gotten a lot of mainstream television, radio, and internet attention because of entrepreneur/entertainer Sammy Stephens and his world famous Flea Market Montgomery commercial. The Hyundai Motor Company (hangul:현대자동차; hanja:現代自動車), a division of the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group, is South Koreas largest and the worlds Sixth Largest Automaker. ... The Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF) is one of the largest Shakespeare festivals in the world. ... Flea Market Montgomery is a 75,000 square-foot flea market in Montgomery, Alabama which claims that it is just like a mini-mall. It ostensibly specializes in living room, bedroom, and dinette sets (Oh yeah!), but video evidence suggests that there is far more in the store. ...


Geography and Climate

The Alabama River at Montgomery in 2004
The Alabama River at Montgomery in 2004

Montgomery is located at 32°21′42″N, 86°16′45″W (32.361538, -86.279118)GR1. Image File history File links Alabama_River. ... Image File history File links Alabama_River. ... The Alabama River at Montgomery in 2004 The Alabama River, in the U.S. state of Alabama, is formed by the Tallapoosa and Coosa rivers, which unite about six miles above Montgomery. ...


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 404.5 km² (156.2 mi²). 402.4 km² (155.4 mi²) of it is land and 2.1 km² (0.8 mi²) of it (0.52%) is water. The climate is subtropical. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 83 85 89 91 98 105 105 104 101 100 87 85
Norm High °F 57.6 62.4 70.5 77.5 84.6 90.6 92.7 92.2 87.7 78.7 68.7 60.3
Norm Low °F 35.5 38.6 45.4 51.2 60.1 67.3 70.9 70.1 64.9 52.2 43.5 37.6
Rec Low °F 0 10 17 28 40 49 59 56 39 26 13 5
Precip (in) 5.04 5.45 6.39 4.38 4.14 4.13 5.31 3.63 4.22 2.58 4.53 4.97
Source: USTravelWeather.com [2]

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 201,568 people, 100,784 households, and 100,784 families residing in the city. The 2006 Census Bureau estimate places the population at 201,998.[1] Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ...


The population density was 500.9/km² (1,297.3/mi²). There were 86,787 housing units at an average density of 215.7/km² (558.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 49.63% Black, 47.67% White, 0.25% Native American, 1.06% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 1.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 78,384 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 19.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.06. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...

Partial City view from State Capitol
Partial City view from State Capitol

In the city the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 12.1% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males. ImageMetadata File history File links Montgomery_AL_USA_city_view. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Montgomery_AL_USA_city_view. ...


The median income for a household in the city was $35,627, and the median income for a family was $44,297. Males had a median income of $31,877 versus $25,014 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,385. About 13.9% of families and 17.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.7% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Job Highlights of 2006: Montgomery was recently labeled one of the best places to locate technology jobs in America; considering pay and cost of living.


Weather

Montgomery experiences short, warm springs and hot, typically humid summers lasting from mid-May to well into September. Autumns are usually during October and November and are mild - from the mid 60s to 70s (degrees Fahrenheit). Winters last from December until February; their severity/coldness varies from year to year, but they are usually moderate, with temperatures rarely dipping below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.


Transportation

Montgomery is served by Interstate 65 and Interstate 85. I-65 is the primary north-south freeway through the city leading between Nashville, TN and Mobile, including Birmingham and Huntsville, while I-85, another north-south (running east-west in the city) freeway, leads northeast to Atlanta, and serves as the southern terminus of the route. Montgomery is also served by other major highways which loop around the city: U.S. Highway 31, U.S. Highway 80, U.S. Highway 82, U.S. Highway 231, U.S. Highway 331 and State Route 152. The Montgomery Area Transitprovides public transportation with buses serving the city. The major airport serving Montgomery is Dannelly Field, otherwise known as the Montgomery Regional Airport. Interstate 65 (abbreviated I-65) is an Interstate Highway in the United States. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 85 Interstate 85 (abbreviated I-85) is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... US Highway 31 is a long north-south highway connecting northern Michigan to southern Alabama, with termini at Interstate 75 near Mackinaw City, Michigan, and U.S. Highway 90 and U.S. Highway 98 at Spanish Fort, Alabama. ... US 80 is an east-west United States highway. ... United States Highway 82 is an east-west United States highway. ... U.S. Highway 231 is a spur of U.S. Highway 31. ... U.S. Highway 331 is a spur of U.S. Highway 31. ... Alabama State Route 152 is a six-mile long route along the north and northeast side of Montgomery. ... Montgomery Regional Airport (IATA: MGM, ICAO: KMGM), also known as Dannelly Field, is a public airport located six miles (9. ...


City government

The current mayor of Montgomery is Bobby Bright. Bright was elected mayor in the 1999 municipal elections, defeating longtime mayor Emory Folmar. Bright was re-elected in a landslide against challenger Scott Simmons in the 2003 and 2007 municipal elections. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Bobby N. Bright is a Non-Party associated politician and the current mayor of Montgomery, Alabama, elected in the municipal elections in 1999, defeating longtime incumbent Republican Emory Folmar. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... Emory McCord Folmar was born in Troy, AL on June 3, 1930. ...


The city is served by a nine-member city council, which is composed of nine districts of equal size. The city council is responsible for establishing the city of Montgomery's policies. The current council president is Charles Jinright. The Montgomery City Council meets every first Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am and every third Tuesday of the month at 5:00 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall downtown. A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Central business district. ...

Current Mayor
Bobby Bright
Current City Council Membership
District Representative Position
I Jim Spear Councilman
II Tim Head Councilman
III Janet May Councilwoman
IV James Nuckles Councilman
V Cornelius Calhoun Councilman
VI Willie Cook Councilman
VII Martha Roby Councilwoman
VIII Glen Pruitt, Jr. Councilman
IX Charles Jinright Councilman

Notable points

The State Capitol, built in 1850
The State Capitol, built in 1850

Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 176 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 176 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF) is one of the largest Shakespeare festivals in the world. ... , The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is a museum located in Montgomery, Alabama, USA, featuring several art collections. ... The Southern League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Southern United States. ... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-Rays, The Rays Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles... Montgomery Zoo is a small zoo located on the north side of Montgomery, Alabama. ... Flea Market Montgomery is a 75,000 square-foot flea market in Montgomery, Alabama which claims that it is just like a mini-mall. It ostensibly specializes in living room, bedroom, and dinette sets (Oh yeah!), but video evidence suggests that there is far more in the store. ...

Media

Local TV

WAKA is a CBS-affiliated television station on channel 8 in central Alabama. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... WSFA is an NBC-affiliated television station broadcasting on channel 12 in Montgomery, Alabama, owned by Raycom Media. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... WCOV-TV is a Fox-affiliated television station broadcasting on channel 20 from Montgomery, Alabama. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... WBMM is a religious television station in Montgomery, Alabama, broadcasting locally on channel 22 as an affiliate of Daystar. ... “The CW” redirects here. ... WBIH is a independent television station in Selma, Alabama, serving the Montgomery, Alabama media market on channel 29. ... Alabama Public Television is a network of PBS member stations serving the US state of Alabama. ... “PBS” redirects here. ... WNCF is an ABC-affiliated television station, broadcasting on UHF channel 32 from Montgomery, Alabama. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... WMCF-TV is a religious television station in Montgomery, Alabama, broadcasting locally on channel 45 as an affiliate of TBN. Founded February 27, 1981, the station is owned by Trinity Broadcasting Network. ... The Trinity Broadcasting Network, or TBN, is the largest Christian religious television network in the world and is headquartered near Los Angeles in Costa Mesa, California with studios near Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Irving, Texas and near Nashville in Hendersonville, Tennessee. ... WRJM-TV is a television station in Troy, Alabama, serving the Montgomery, Alabama market as a UPN affiliate on channel 67. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation. ... WFRZ-LP is a Class A LPTV station in Montgomery, Alabama owned by the Frazer United Methodist Church. ...

Local radio

Montgomery, AL is ranked #151 by Arbitron. Arbitron is a radio audience research company in the United States. ...

A complete list of radio stations licensed to places in Alabama. ... This is a list of radio Markets in the United States ranked by Arbitron . ...

Events

Jubilee City Fest is a three-day, family-friendly, arts and music festival that takes place in downtown Montgomery, Alabama. ...

Education

School System

Montgomery County is served by the Montgomery Public Schools system. The county is also home to a host of private/parochial schools.


Elementary Schools

Junior High Schools

High Schools

Higher education

Montgomery is home to a variety of colleges and universities, including:

  • Air University
  • Alabama State University
  • Auburn University Montgomery
  • Capps College of Medical Studies
  • Community College of the Air Force
  • Faulkner University
  • Huntingdon College
  • H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College
  • Prince Institute of Professional Studies
  • Regions University
  • Troy University, Montgomery Campus
  • South University, Montgomery Campus

Nearby towns

The Montgomery Metro area includes the following nearby towns:

Autaugaville is a town located in Autauga County, Alabama. ... Benton is a town located in Lowndes County, Alabama. ... Billingsley is a town located in Autauga County, Alabama. ... Coosada is a town located in Elmore County, Alabama. ... Deatsville is a town located in Elmore County, Alabama. ... Eclectic is a town located in Elmore County, Alabama. ... Elmore is a town located in Elmore County, Alabama. ... Fort Deposit is a town located in Lowndes County, Alabama. ... Gordonville is a town located in Lowndes County, Alabama. ... Hayneville is a town located in Lowndes County, Alabama. ... Lowndesboro is a town located in Lowndes County, Alabama. ... Millbrook is a city located in Elmore County, Alabama and partially in Autauga County, Alabama. ... Pike Road is a city located in Montgomery County, Alabama. ... Prattville is a city located in Autauga County, Alabama and partially in Elmore County, Alabama. ... Nickname: Location of Tallassee Coordinates: , Country United States State Alabama County Elmore Incorporated October 24, 1835 Government  - Mayor Robert E. Payne Area  - City  10. ... Wetumpka is a city in Elmore County, Alabama, United States. ... White Hall is a town located in Lowndes County, Alabama. ... Shorter is a town located in Macon County, Alabama. ... Tuskegee is a city in Macon County, Alabama, United States. ... Union Springs is a city in Bullock County, Alabama, United States. ...

Possible name influences

Incorporated in 1819 when Alabama was admitted to the Union, the new city was named for General Richard Montgomery, who died in the American Revolutionary War attempting to capture Quebec, Canada. Montgomery County, Alabama, was named in memory of Major Lemuel P. Montgomery of Virginia, who fell at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend on March 27, 1814. He was shot in the head by a Redstick musketball, becoming the first man to die in the battle. A statue of Major Montgomery graces the entrance of the Montgomery County Courthouse, located at 251 S. Lawrence St. Many locals and residents of surrounding areas believe that the city is named after George Montgomery Anning, a local tea manufacturer of the 1850s. He is quite well known in the Montgomery urban area for being a "pommy" immigrant who loved tea to its fullest extent. His particular favorite was Earl Grey Tea. Combatants Creek Indians Red Sticks United States Cherokee Creek allies Commanders Menawa Andrew Jackson Strength 1,000 Red Stick Creek about 2,000 infantry 700 mounted infantry 600 Cherokee and Lower Creeks Casualties 800 49 killed 154 wounded // Although having nothing to do with the British or Canadians, the battle... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... There are many alternative ways to describe United Kingdom nationals. ... Tea leaves in a Chinese gaiwan. ... Tin of Lipton Finest Earl Grey Earl Grey tea is a tea blend with a distinctive flavour and aroma derived from the addition of oil extracted from the rind of the bergamot orange, a fragrant citrus fruit. ...


Neighbourhoods

  • Allendale/Myrtlewood
  • Arrowhead
  • Barrington Place Apartments
  • Bellwood
  • Beauvoir
  • Brentwood
  • Brighton Estates
  • Capitol Heights
  • Carriage Hills
  • Cloverdale, Montgomery
  • Copperfield
  • County Downs
  • Dalraida
  • Deer Creek
  • Deerfield
  • Downtown (existing and planned)
  • Edgewood
  • Lakeview Heights
  • Capitol Heights
  • Centennial Hill
  • Chisholm
  • Cloverdale-Idlewild
  • Cottage Hill
  • Cross Creek
  • Forest Hills
  • Forest Park
  • Fox Hollow
  • Garden District, The
  • Gay Meadows
  • Georgetown
  • Glad Lane Estates
  • Glynnwood
  • Green Acres
  • Grove Park
  • Halcyon
  • Halcyon Forest
  • Halcyon Oaks
  • Halcyon South
  • Halcyon Summit
  • Highland Gardens
  • Highland Park
  • Hillwood
  • Lake Forest
  • Lockwood
  • McGehee Estates
  • McGehee Place
  • Melrose
  • Midtown
  • Morningview
  • Normandale
  • Old Alabama Town
  • Oak Park
  • Old Cloverdale
  • Regency Park
  • Ridgefield
  • Ridgecrest
  • Rosemary
  • Rosemont
  • Rosemont Gardens
  • Somerset
  • Southlawn
  • Smiley Court
  • Spring Valley
  • Sturbridge
  • Taylor Crossing
  • Taylor Downs
  • Tulane
  • Taylor Lakes
  • Vaughn Meadows
  • Woodley Park
  • Woodmere
  • Wyndridge
  • Wynlakes

Cloverdale is a neighborhood within Montgomery, Alabama. ...

Publications

  • L. P. Powell (editor), in Historic Towns of the Southern States, (New York, 1900)
  • Jeffry C. Benton (editor) A Sense of Place, Montgomery's Architectural History ( )

See also

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References

  1. ^ a b Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in Alabama, Listed Alphabetically: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 (CSV). 2007 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (June 28, 2007). Retrieved on June 28, 2007.

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External links

  • City of Montgomery, Alabama
  • Maps and aerial photos for 32°21′42″N 86°16′45″W / 32.361538, -86.279118Coordinates: 32°21′42″N 86°16′45″W / 32.361538, -86.279118
    • Maps from WikiMapia, Google Maps, Live Search Maps, Yahoo! Maps, or MapQuest
    • Topographic maps from TopoZone or TerraServer-USA
  • The Alabama Shakespeare Festival
  • OnlineMontgomery.com - Your Guide to Your City

  Results from FactBites:
 
Montgomery, Alabama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (708 words)
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama.
The second largest city in Alabama, it is located on the Alabama River in Montgomery County (of which it is the seat) in south central part of the state.
In 1910, 38, 136 occupants of Montgomery were enumerated; in 1920, 43,464; and in 1940, 78,084.
Montgomery, Alabama - definition of Montgomery, Alabama in Encyclopedia (545 words)
It is the capital of Alabama, a state of the United States of America.
It is the county seat of Montgomery County.
Montgomery was named for General Richard Montgomery, who died in the American Revolutionary War attempting to capture Quebec, Canada.
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