From things to do, to things to see, Wetumpka has something for everyone. Located in Central Alabama, Wetumpka is the County Seat of Elmore County, which is Alabama’s third fastest growing county. Wetumpka offers small-town living with the convenience of big-city ammenities only minutes away in Montgomery.
Annual Special Events include Christmas on the Coosa, the Coosa River Whitewater Festival, Frontier Days, Riverfest, Earth Day, Adventure Race, and the Coosa River Challenge.
Wetumpka, Alabama, is the economic center of Elmore County, is located in one of the fastest growth areas in the state. The favorable location, just minutes from the State Capital of Montgomery, provides opportunities in all areas of business and commerce, as well as personal needs.
Abundant in lore and legend, Wetumpka (an Indian term meaning rumbling waters) is rich in aboriginal history. DeSoto’s expeditions traversed the area nearly 500 years ago and found a palisade village built around A.D. 1000. In 1717 the French established Fort Toulouse as a military outpost and trading center, which was the beginning of an important trade hub for the entire area and continues to the present.
Tallassee has maintained her small town charm in a family-oriented atmosphere. City officials and employees work hard to create and maintain a community that is attractive to our visitors and those who choose Tallassee as their home.
Tallassee is proud of her heritage, and embraces the challenges that lie ahead!
As the “birthplace of industry” in Alabama, Prattville’s rich history spans the life and accomplishments of its founder Daniel Pratt, the great industrialist. Prattville features the Daniel Pratt Historic District, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, where some of the sites date back to the Civil War era. Today, Prattville is the seat of government in Autauga County, founded in 1818, thus making it “a county older than the state.”
Also called the “Fountain City” (named for the abundance of artesian wells that once flowed through our town) Prattville boasts a wide variety of natural and recreational attractions, including golfing, canoeing, hiking, fishing and other means of entertainment. Prattville’s cultural and retail attractions, numerous antique and specialty stores, and excellent dining establishments are sure to please almost any taste.
Voted America’s Best Historic City by USA Today readers, Montgomery is a city rich in history, yet clearly focused on the future. Once the capital of the Confederacy, Montgomery grew to become the epicenter of the Civil Rights Movement. Innovation thrives in our city: the First Electric Street Car, First in Flight thanks to the Wright Brothers, First Open Heart Surgery, Alabama’s First ISO 1 Rating for Fire Services and now the First Internet Exchange in the State of Alabama! Today, we are more than just the capital of Alabama-we are the epitome of economic prosperity. We enjoy being the showplace for southern hospitality, beautiful weather and high-tech jobs.
With a rich heritage dating back to the 1700’s, the Millbrook area, including Robinson Springs, Coosada, Deatsville, and Elmore, was known for its sprawling plantations and prominent leaders, including William Wyatt Bibb, John Archer Elmore, and Benjamin Fitzpatrick. Today, the area retains the best of its early features and natural resources, while aggressively pursuing economic development opportunities.
Numerous eras delineate Millbrook’s past. During the post-WWI and pre-WWII period, the communities of Millbrook, Coosada, and Robinson Springs, later referred to as the Tri-Community, began to evolve into populated growing communities, complete with schools, churches, and rail transportation.