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Montgomery, Alabama, was incorporated in 1819, as a merger of two towns situated along the Alabama River. It became the state capital in 1846. In February 1861, Montgomery was selected as the first capital of the Confederate States of America, until the seat of government moved to Richmond, Virginia, in May of that year.


Montgomery is the capital city of the U.S. state of Alabama and the county seat of Montgomery County. Named for Richard Montgomery, it stands beside the Alabama River, on the coastal Plain of the Gulf of Mexico.In the 2010 Census, Montgomery's population was 205,764.It is the second most populous city in Alabama, after Birmingham, and is the 118th most populous in the United States.


Montgomery, the second largest city in Alabama, lies southeast of Birmingham on Interstate 65, on the banks of the Alabama River. Montgomery is the state capital and has a number of connections with the Civil Rights movement.. Between 1817 and 1819, three towns were established close together in Alabama: New Philadelphia, Alabama Town, and East Alabama.


Alabama State Capitol Building Located in the heart of central Alabama, the city of Montgomery holds a strategic place in state, national, and international history.A frontier settlement, it became a center of the cotton kingdom, Alabama's seat of government, and the original Confederate capital. Later, the 1886-87 Lightning Route electric trolley system and in 1910 the Wright Brothers ...


The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a civil-rights protest during which African Americans refused to ride city buses in Montgomery, Alabama, to protest segregated seating. The boycott took place from ...


Mary Ann Neely talked about the significance of Montgomery, Alabama’s Old Court Square, and its roles in beginning the Civil War and in the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama ...


State House, Alabama Department of Archives and History Museum and many Civil Rights historical sites! Alabama Representative Richie Whorton and Senator Steve Livingston made generous donations to the MCES fourth grade to help make this trip possible and met up our students during the tour. Thank you for your support!


Eleven days after Montgomery's founding, Alabama was admitted as a state. Three years earlier, Montgomery County had been named in honor of a local man, Major Lemuel P. Montgomery, who later lost his life when serving with U.S. President Andrew Jackson during a war with the Creek Indians.


1901 - Alabama Department of Archives and History headquartered in Montgomery. 1902 - St. Margaret's Hospital founded. 1907 - Bell Building constructed. 1910 Wright Flying School begins operating.; William Gunter becomes mayor. 1913 - Rotary Club of Montgomery organized. 1914 - Empire Theater built.


The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration opened this week on the site of a former slave pen in Montgomery, Alabama, where black people were once imprisoned before being sold at ...