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Montgomery :: History

Montgomery was founded in 1795 by a group of six families from New York. This was just after General Anthony Wayne's defeat of the Native Americans in 1794, which encouraged farmers to begin moving to the region.

Around 1824, the Montgomery Pike was constructed from Montgomery all the way up to Zanesville, Ohio. Montgomery was also well-known as a stopping point along the old 3-C (Cincinnati-Columbus-Cincinnati) Highway, and an important market for local farmers.

The railroad lines arrived in the 1880s, but Montgomery continued to be a small town. Montgomery incorporated as a village in 1910, but was a sleepy village.  The Montgomery drive-in movie theater provided entertainment, and operated north of town on Montgomery Road between 1939 and 1975.

The village didn't begin to grow until the 1960s and 70s and incorporated as a city in 1971. The Heritage District boasts 32 properties that have been designated as Montgomery Landmarks, 8 of which are on the National Register for Historic Places.

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The city's downtown Olde Montgomery heritage district consists of more than 120 unique shops, services and dining establishments that are surrounded by historic landmark properties, classically designed street lamps, brick walkways and a general ambience of days gone by.

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In the heart of this historic town is a cluster of shops and business dwellings that retain much of the country charm of bygone days.

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