Lodging at Montgomery Alabama Bed and Breakfast Inns
The Capital City of Alabama is located in south central Alabama on the Alabama River on the Gulf Coastal Plain. It is at the confluence of Interstates I-65 and I-85 and a myriad of U.S. numbered highways. It is the second largest city in Alabama with a population of 200,000. It was selected as the state capital in 1846 as the center of the black belt growing cotton as the commodity crop of the state. It was the first capital of the Confederacy before the capital was moved to Richmond. Now, it is the home of many government agencies and Maxwell Air Force Base. During the Civil Rights Movement it was a major center of events and protests including the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Selma to Montgomery Marches. A large Hyundai auto plant is located just south of Montgomery. The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival are cultural attractions in the city.