Montgomery County, Georgia

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Montgomery County is a county in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 8,270. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 9,060.[1] The county seat is Mount Vernon.[2]

Montgomery County is part of the Vidalia Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Montgomery County is named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada. It was created on December 19, 1793.

More recently, the county is noted for its practice of organizing segregated proms, a practice that has continued since integration of its schools in the 1970s.[3][4][5]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 641 km² (247 mi²). 635 km² (245 mi²) of it is land and 5 km² (2 mi²) of it (0.80%) is water.

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