Montgomery County is a county in the State of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, its population was 229,363. Its county seat is Montgomery.
Montgomery County is included in the Montgomery, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The county was named in honor of Major Lemuel Putnam Montgomery (Tennessee) who was killed in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, 1814.
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Formed 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.
According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 800 square miles (2,100 km2), of which 784 square miles (2,030 km2) is land and 16 square miles (41 km2) (2.0%) is water.
The Montgomery Public Schools headquarters and Montgomery County Board of Education is located at 307 S. Decatur Street in Montgomery.
Montgomery Public Schools operates public schools.
The Montgomery City-County Public Library operates public libraries.
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