Pike Road Alabama
is a town located in northeastern Montgomery County in the south-central part of the state. As of the 2000 census, the population of the town was 310. The 2010 census indicated a population of 5,406. It is part of the Montgomery metropolitan area. Pike Road Alabama History
The Pike Road area has been settled since around 1815. Pike Road is so named because it was once a toll road, where one paid a fee or “pike” to travel on it.
Take a free guided-tour of the Alabama State Capitol. Built in 1851, the Alabama State Capitol, in Montgomery Alabama, is known as the first Confederate Capitol Building. While on the the Alabama Capitol Hill grounds, you can see the Avenue of Flags and Confederate Memorial. More Free Things To Do in Alabama
Montgomery is the capital of the State of Alabama, and is the county seat of Montgomery County. As of the 2010 Census, Montgomery had a population of 205,764. It is the second-largest city in Alabama, after Birmingham, and the 103rd largest in the United States. The Montgomery Metropolitan Statistical Area had a 2010 estimated population of 374,536. It is the fourth-largest in the state and 136th among United States metropolitan areas.
The Montgomery Military Prison was established in a cotton warehouse in the Spring of 1862, after the battle of Shiloh. The cotton shed was situated between Tallapoosa Street and the Alabama River. It housed more than 700 Federal prisoners, most of which were captured in southeastern Tennessee, Shiloh. 198 men, most listed as unknown, died at the Montgomery Military Prison from April to December of 1862. The survivors were moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama in December 1862. A portion of Oakwood cemetery was designated for those Federal prisoners to be buried.
The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum
919 Felder Avenue
Montgomery AL 36106
During the fall of 1931, Scott and Zelda Fitgerald leased a home in Montgomery Alabama at 919 Felder Avenue. While at the house, Zelda worked on her book, Save Me the Waltz, and Scott wrote Tender Is The Night.