city in and county seat of Montgomery County, Alabama, United States, that is the capital of Alabama
Montgomery is the capital city of the state of Alabama in the United States. It is on the Alabama River. In 2000 201,568 people lived there,making it the second-most populated city in Alabama after Birmingham which has 197,000.
|City of Montgomery|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: 32°21′42″N 86°16′45″W / 32.36167°N 86.27917°W|
|Incorporated||December 3 1819|
|• Mayor||Bobby Bright|
|• City||404.53 km2 (156.19 sq mi)|
|• Land||402.43 km2 (155.38 sq mi)|
|• Water||2.09 km2 (0.81 sq mi)|
|• Density||499.34/km2 (1,281.31/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Montgomery was started on December 3, 1819 by merging New Philadelphia and East Alabama Town. The city became a county seat in 1822. On January 28, 1846, the state capital was moved from Tuscaloosa to Montgomery. For a few months in 1861 Montgomery was the capital of the Confederate States of America.
Notable natives and residentsEdit
- Nat King Cole, jazz pianist & singer
- Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights advocate
- Bart Starr, Pro Football Hall of Famer
- Rosa Parks
- ↑ "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 June 28, 2007.
- ↑ ""Montgomery city, Alabama - Fact Sheet"". American Fact Finder. Archived from the original on 2009-02-21. Retrieved 2008-05-05.
- ↑ Lewis, Herbert J. (August 31, 2007), "Montgomery County", Encyclopedia of Alabama, archived from the original on 2010-06-21, retrieved 2009-01-31
- ↑ Neeley, Mary Ann Oglesby (November 6, 2008), "Montgomery", Encyclopedia of Alabama, archived from the original on 2015-01-23, retrieved 2009-05-02
- Montgomery -Wikivoyage
- City of Montgomery, Alabama