The City of Montgomery has been named the “best historic city” in the United States, in a contest sponsored by USA Today. The contest was conducted as an online poll of the publication’s readers, to identify the top 10 historic cities. The nomination page for Montgomery includes the following:
“In 1819, two small settlements of cotton plantations merged together to form the town of Montgomery. During the Civil War, Montgomery was home of the First White House of the Confederacy, where Jefferson Davis and his family lived, but its most important historical contributions came during the Civil Rights movement as the site of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The city also had the first electric street car system, and the first flight school set up by the Wright Brothers.”
The complete top ten list can be viewed at http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-historic-city/.