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.