Montgomery County, Alabama

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Montgomery County is a county in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is the most populous county in the Montgomery Metropolitan Statistical Area; its population in 2000 was 223,510.

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History

Montgomery County was established by dividing Monroe County on December 6, 1816 by the Mississippi Territorial Legislature.[1] It is named for Lemuel P. Montgomery, a military officer killed at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in the War of 1812.[citation needed] The city of Montgomery, which is the county seat, is named for Richard Montgomery,[citation needed] an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 800 square miles (2,071 km²), of which 790 square miles (2,045 km²) are land and 10 square miles (26 km²) (1.25%) are water.

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