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Naming the City of Montgomery / Brigadier General Richard Montgomery

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
1. Naming the City of Montgomery Marker
Inscription.
Naming the City of Montgomery

Montgomery named for Richard Montgomery, first American general killed in the Revolutionary War. In 1819, the Alabama Legislature combined New Philadelphia and East Alabama to form Montgomery. Walter B. Lucas, later of Lucas' Tavern on Line Creek, suggested the name to Andrew Dexter, prompted by fanfare occasioned by the return of the General's body from Canada to New York City for burial in June of 1818.
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Brigadier General Richard Montgomery
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Born in Ireland in 1738. British Army regular officer during the French and Indian War and in West Indies campaign. Settled in New York state in 1772, sided with colonists in the Revolutionary War, and commissioned as a Brigadier General in the Continental Army. Led the American invasion of Canada, taking Montreal before being killed at the Battle of Quebec on New Year's Eve 1775.
 
Erected 1992 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 22.643′ N, 86° 18.571′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Square
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By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
2. Brigadier General Richard Montgomery Marker
and Montgomery Street, on the right when traveling east on Court Square. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Court Square Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Montgomery / Court Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery’s Slave Markets / First Emancipation Observance - 1866 (within shouting distance of this marker); Decorative Lions Heads (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosa Louise McCauley Parks / The Bus Stop (within shouting distance of this marker); An Intersection of History: Court Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Here Stood Mrs. Rosa Parks (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lightning Route / Central Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
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By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
3. Naming the City of Montgomery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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