A County Older Than the State

A County Older Than the State (HMOFX)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36104 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 22.568', W 86° 18.378'

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Montgomery County

— 1816 —

Created by Mississippi Territorial Legislature from lands ceded by Creek Indian Nation in Treaty of Fort Jackson, 1814.

Named for Major Lemuel Purnell Montgomery, killed at Horseshoe Bend, 1814, while leading charge on Indian fortifications.

During Colonial times many Indians lived in this area which was claimed by Spanish Florida and French Louisiana, British Carolina, Georgia and West Florida, and Spanish West Florida.

The City of Montgomery, incorporated 1819 by Alabama Territorial Legislature, was named for Maj. Gen. Richard Montgomery, hero of the American Colonial Army, killed at Quebec in 1775.
Year Placed1959
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 565255 N 3582340
Decimal Degrees32.37613333, -86.30630000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.568', W 86° 18.378'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 34.08" N, 86° 18' 22.68" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-128 S Lawrence St, Montgomery AL 36104, US
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