About Montgomery, AL From the Web…
Formed in 1819 by the merger of two competing towns, Alabama Town and New Philadelphia, Montgomery is rich in southern history. Originally a Native American territory dating back to around 950 AD, the United States ceded the land in 1816 and sold off the land a year later.
Due to cotton farming, the Montgomery area grew rather quickly and in 1846 Montgomery became the State Capital of Alabama. This allowed Montgomery to play a prominent role in both state and national politics. In 1861, along with Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina, they formed the Confederate States of America. Montgomery became the first Capital of the new nation and Jefferson Davis it’s new President.
The Civil Rights Movement in the second half of the 20th Century made Montgomery a focal point for the Nation yet again when in 1955 Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white man. In 1965, Martin Luther King, Jr. marched to Montgomery from nearby Selma to petition then Governor of Alabama, George Wallace, to allow free voter registration. This led to Congressional action in the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Today, Montgomery is a rich and diverse city with history all around it. From the many museums and historical monuments, the Jubilee City Fest, Maxwell Air Force Base, and the nearby Universities and parks, Montgomery truly is a city “steeped in history, tested by rebellion and always courageous and changing.”
We serve the cities of:
Montgomery, Millbrook, Prattville, Tuskegee, Selma, Troy, Alexander City, Auburn, Sylacauga, Opelika, Alabaster, Pelham, Helena, Valley, Ozark and Talladega
We serve the counties of:
Montgomery, Attala, Chocktaw, Webster, Grenada and Carroll