The city was established as the second of Stephen F. Austin's colonies. Resident Dr. Charles Bellinger Stewart designed the first Republic of Texas flag and official seal. Montgomery County has been proclaimed as the "Birthplace of the Lone Star Flag." Many historic homes and buildings are located throughout the city. Find a self-guided city tour at the N.H. Davis Museum Complex or area businesses. Events include Christmas in Historic Montgomery in December, Historic Montgomery Food and Wine Trail in September, Lonestar First Saturday, and Antique Festival and Appraisal Day the first weekend in May.