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Montgomery, Alabama, USA

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Where is Montgomery, Alabama, USA? 

Montgomery is the capital of the State of Alabama, and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Named for Richard Montgomery, it is located on the Alabama River, in the Gulf Coastal Plain.

The city was incorporated in 1819, as a merger of two towns situated along the Alabama River. It became the state capital in 1846, representing the shift of power to the south-central area with the growth of cotton as a commodity crop of the Black Belt and Mobile's rise as a mercantile port. 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.Wikipedia


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Montgomery, Alabama, USA - Church of St. Peter
219 Adams Ave., Montgomery, ALABAMA 36101
Established 1834
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Montgomery, Alabama, USA

Church of St. Peter
219 Adams Ave., Montgomery, ALABAMA 36101
Established 1834
Source: Google maps

Montgomery, Alabama, USA - Montgomery, Ala., Country Club
Montgomery, Alabama, USA

Montgomery, Ala., Country Club

"In 1893, The Cloverdale Land and Development Company was bankrupt, due to the nationwide economic panic of that... Read MORE...
Montgomery, Alabama, USA - State Capitol, Montgomery, Alabama
Montgomery, Alabama, USA

State Capitol, Montgomery, Alabama

"The Alabama State Capitol, listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the First Confederate... Read MORE...
Montgomery, Alabama, USA - Veterans Administration Facility, Montgomery, Ala.
Montgomery, Alabama, USA

Veterans Administration Facility, Montgomery, Ala.

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1819 - Montgomery, Alabama founded
State capital, grew from the 1540 French settlement Fort Toulouse.
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1820 - Steamboat Harriett reached Montgomery; river trade opened between Montgomery and Mobile

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1846 - Montgomery selected as state capital

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1849 - Capitol in Montgomery destroyed by fire

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1861 - Confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery, Ala
February 8 - Confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery, Ala
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1886 - World's first Electric Trolley System was introduced in Montgomery.

1886 - December 5 - A big snowstorm in the southeastern U.S. produced 11 inches at Montgomery AL

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1900 - Montgomery - The Cradle of the Confederacy by George Petrie
Montgomery is best known to the general reader as the "Cradle of the Confederacy." He turns to its...Read MORE...

News  1901 - SWEEPING FLAMES. ONE RESIDENCE BURNED AND ENTIRE BLOCK THREATENED.
House Owned by Gay Brothers, Valued at $5,000, Destroyed. It Was Occupied by Bernard...Read MORE...

1906
Montgomery, a city of Alabama, the capital of the state and the seat of justice of Montgomery co.,...Read MORE...

News  1908 - PASSENGERS JUMP FROM RUN AWAY CAR. Panic Among Occupants of Vehicle Returning From Ball Game In Montgomery.
Montgomery, Ala., May 29. - A score or more of persons were injured in a panic late today on a...Read MORE...

1909 - Wright brothers established flying school outside Montgomery

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News  1911 - Fire At Buckeye Plant.
The fire department was called to the plant of the Buckeye Cotton Seed Oil Mills on Maple Street...Read MORE...

1919 - Singer and entertainer Nathaniel Adams (Nat King) Cole was born in Montgomery

1955 - Black seamstress, Rosa Parks, arrested for refusing to give seat on bus to white passenger; Montgomery Bus Boycott began; Parks named "mother of modern day civil rights movement"

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1956 - December 20 - Montgomery, Ala, removed race-based seat assignments on its buses

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Dickey
flag  William Irving DICKEY (10 February 1879, Montgomery, Alabama, USA - 2 May 1949, Milam County Texas, USA) gravestone

King
flag  Yolanda Denise KING (17 November 1955, Montgomery, Alabama, USA - 15 May 2007, Santa Monica, California, USA)
 

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