About This Place
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.
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). Montgomery became the first county seat of Montgomery County shortly after the county was created on December 14, 1837.
Montgomery is located at 30°23'22" North, 95°41'53" West (30.389406, -95.698089).