To Montgomery County
The state capital lies in Montgomery County, which encompasses more than 780 square miles in the southeast portion of Central Alabama, about 100 miles south of Birmingham in Alabama’s River Region. The capital city of Montgomery is second only to Birmingham in size, with a population of nearly 200,000, according to the U.S. Census. The county’s population is approximately 226,500.
Montgomery County is known for its rich past. Civil rights movement sites such as the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Church and cultural landmarks like the Hank Williams Memorial are all within the historic county. Anyone interested in its history can visit the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitor Bureau’s website, which has information on the county’s many historical markers.
The county has many attractions and cultural and fine arts opportunities. In addition to numerous recreational pursuits, there are museums, theaters and a zoo as well as shopping, dining and nightlife opportunities to explore. Annual events and festivals celebrate everything from Alabama’s wine and beer to its music and art.