Montgomery County, Alabama

county in Alabama, United States

Montgomery County is a county in the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, its population was 229,363, making it the fourth-most populous county in Alabama.[1] Its county seat is Montgomery, the state capital.[2]

Montgomery County was founded on December 6, 1816. It is named in honor of Lemuel P. Montgomery, a U.S. Army military officer killed at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in the War of 1812.[3]


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved May 16, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Hardy, Michael C. (2015-04-20). The Capitals of the Confederacy: A History. Arcadia Publishing Incorporated. p. 11. ISBN 9781625854322. Retrieved 26 September 2017.