Montgomery, Texas is the birthplace of the Lone Star Flag. It’s well worth mentioning again, seeing as Texans take their heritage quite seriously. The city’s history extends back to July of 1837, when W. W. Shepperd founded Montgomery within the Lake Creek Settlement. Shepperd joined with partner John Wyatt Moody to christen the settlement “Montgomery.” Moody drew inspiration from having served as County Clerk of Montgomery County in Alabama.
The Lone Star Flag itself came into being when Dr. Charles B. Stewart was commissioned to design an official flag for the Republic of Texas. His copy of the drawing still can be found in the Nat H. Davis Museum.