Montgomery, Alabama is a city of history and culture that has been largely shaped by its location on the Tennessee River. The city's name derives from Revolutionary War General Richard Montgomery, who was killed in action during the 1775 invasion of Canada by American forces.
The area where Montgomery now stands was first settled by Europeans in 1816 when it was still part of the Mississippi Territory. After Alabama became a state in 1819, Montgomery was named as capital because it had been chosen as a port town along the Tennessee River, which made it easy for goods to be transported inland and vice versa.
The city of Montgomery is the capital of Alabama and has a population of more than 200,000 people. Located along the Alabama River, it has become an important commercial center for the state.
The city also has several attractions for visitors such as Fort McClellan Historic Park (a former military base), Oak Hill Cemetery (an old cemetery), and The National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning (which contains artifacts from wars fought by U.S soldiers).