Montgomery

 

Population

2010, 205,764, #103 in U.S., #2 in Alabama

1950: 106,525, #101 in U.S.

2010 Metropolitan Area: 374,536, #136 in U.S.

1950 Metropolitan Area: 138,965, #124 in U.S.

Setting

Montgomery, on the Alabama River, was founded in 1819. The city now has a Riverwalk in the downtown area.

Buildings

Tallest Building: RSA Tower, 375 feet (1996)

The domed Alabama State Capitol (1851) is 119 feet tall.

Old Alabama Town is an area of historic homes and other buildings, located just east of downtown.

Stores

Montgomery has no downtown department stores.


Montgomery and the Alabama River

Trains

Amtrak has no service to Montgomery. The large Union Station, built in 1897, has had no trains since 1979. It now serves as the Montgomery Area Visitor Center.

Museums

The Rosa Parks Museum is located downtown.

Theaters

Downtown Montgomery has no movie theaters. The Davis Theatre, a 1930 movie palace now owned by Troy University, hosts the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. The Montgomery Performing Arts Centre has a variety of concerts and other evsnts.

Sports

The Montgomery Biscuits, Double-A Southern League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, play at Riverwalk Stadium (2004).

Map of Downtown Montgomery

Montgomery Convention and Visitor Bureau