Located in Elmore County, Eclectic is referred to as “The Star of Elmore County”. It is a small family-oriented town, just south of Lake Martin, Alabama. We offer family owned shops, restaurants and business for your convenience and enjoyment. Just a short drive to Montgomery, Wetumpka, Alexander City and Auburn, you can enjoy our friendly little town and still be close to the big cities.

We are most proud of our school system which offers a highly ranked, quality education from people who really care. With several churches close by and many community activities, like the “Alabama Cotton Festival” for your family to participate in, you will soon realize why we continue to grow in popularity, as a place to live and enjoy life.


Named for W. S. Deats, who first settled there and built a sawmill in 1841, Deatsville was located along a stagecoach route and near a creek that supplied water power for the sawmill. Deatsville was in Autauga County until 1866, when Elmore County was formed. By the late 1850s, the town had a sash, door, and blind factory, as well as a grist mill and sawmill. When the Civil War broke out in 1861, all of the equipment in these businesses was confiscated by the Confederate Army to use in the war effort.


Billingsley initially was referred to as Cartersville after the W. W. Carter family (the first settlers in the area) established a grist mill, a lumber company, and a cotton gin in the area. By the time the settlement had grown enough to warrant an official name, however, the Carter family was no longer the largest family, having been surpassed by the Billingsley family. Therefore, the town was named in honor of Clement Billingsley, who had served in the Revolutionary War. Billingsley was one of several war veterans from Virginia who moved west to present-day Autauga County. Upon Billingsley’s death in 1844, his assets, which included land, money, and enslaved African Americans, were divided among his children, thereby increasing the family’s prominence in the county. Billingsley is buried in the Gaines Cemetery in the town.


The first settler in what is now Autaugaville arrived around 1820 and built a gristmill and sawmill on Swift Creek, about three miles upriver from the Alabama River. One source says that the town incorporated in 1839, but another cites 1907. A cotton mill opened in 1849 on the banks of Swift Creek, and following upon the model of industrialist Daniel Pratt, the owner constructed housing for its employees, thus expanding the town. It expanded further when many citizens from nearby Vernon relocated to Autaugaville to escape the floods and diseases to which that town was prone. By 1851, the town had a population of 351 and claimed four stores, two churches, and two schools.

Pike Road

The Town of Pike Road has taken advantage of the opportunity to grow in the areas that people have requested. People living in Pike Road have the opportunity to have a voice in the day-to-day operations of the town, yet they also have the assurance that Pike Road is growing in a manner that meets their needs.
The town offers a full array of administrative support in all of the activities of the Four Pillars. Likewise, the town through its communication program, has the chance to share its stories. Newsletters, social media, webpage and other tools are continuously reviewed to make sure that citizens are aware of the opportunities in Pike Road to “Maintain Our Character While Planning for Progress.”


Tucked away in the lowlands of central Alabama lies a small town where the moss still hangs from the trees, people still fish off the banks of the Alabama River, while cattle graze in the pastures nearby. Beautiful pre-civil war homes exist down the road from modern brick dwellings. There is still an operational ferry and children still wave at trains. The busiest intersection in town is not a red light, but a stop sign where people can be seen waving to those they meet.

Coosada was incorporated in 1967 and our current Mayor is retired Navy Chief Anthony F. Powell. The city council is composed of long time residents who know the community intimately and keep a steady hand on the helm of the city government.

The volunteer fire department has a rating of 5-9 which assures low fire insurance costs in the community.

The small but efficient police force consists of officers who all are long time residents of Coosada and keep a constant vigilance on the pulse of the community. Welcome to Coosada!

The Town Clerk and the City Maintenance Department work in tandem to see that the city business is run efficiently while staying clean and safe.

Bordered by the beautiful Alabama River on the east, with a historic railroad defining its center, and Interstate 65 less than a five minute drive from the first western border, Coosada offers the tranquility of country living with the conveniences of the big city. In fact Montgomery is less than a 10 minute drive across the river to the south.

Although small in numbers (about 1400), Coosada is big of heart. Within its borders dwell people of all races who are community minded, nationally engaged and eternally motivated. With churches large and small tending to both the spiritual and physical needs, of the community and a small business community, Coosada offers a uniquely country atmosphere with a uniquely southern flavor.


Within the calm settings of the beautiful River Region, there is a place where memories are made. A place where freedom and adventure still capture the hearts of people. Discover a place in America’s south  you may just want to call home. That place is right here, the Town of Elmore, Alabama!

We believe it is in the best interest of our community to prepare for the future. Our town is growing and we are seeing a lot of change coming. We are working to prepare for this in a planned approach.

We have been working hard to make the Town of Elmore an attractive place for people to live and we want to improve the quality of life for our residents. We are very proud of our accomplishments so far but we have a ways to go.

Several ongoing projects are preparing us for the future. Your help has been awesome and we thank you for the support we have received. Elmore truly is a WONDERFUL PLACE TO LIVE.