Montgomery, Texas

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Montgomery is a city located in Montgomery County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 489. It is the birthplace of the Lone Star Flag of Texas.

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History

The town of Montgomery was founded in the middle of the Lake Creek Settlement by W. W. Shepperd in July, 1837 on 200 acres (0.81 km2) of land that had originally been part of the John Corner League. Shepperd had established the first store in the Lake Creek Settlement in 1835. W. W. Shepperd and his partner John Wyatt Moody named the town Montgomery. John Wyatt Moody was the First Auditor of the Republic of Texas and had lived in Alabama where he was the County Clerk of Montgomery County, Alabama before coming to Texas. The town of Montgomery, Texas was named after Montgomery County, Alabama which was named after Lemuel P. Montgomery who was killed in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend (1814).[3] Montgomery became the first county seat of Montgomery County shortly after the county was created on December 14, 1837.

Geography

Montgomery is located at 30°23'22" North, 95°41'53" West (30.389406, -95.698089)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.8 km² (4.6 sq mi). 4.5 square miles (11.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it is water. The total area is 1.31% water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there are 489 people, 199 households, and 133 families residing in the city. The population density is 108.3 people per square mile (41.9/km²). There are 243 housing units at an average density of 53.8/sq mi (20.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 48.51% White, 49.42% African American, 1.02% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.43% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 4.09% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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