Prattville was founded in 1839 by industrialist and architect Daniel Pratt. The area was largely inhabited by Native Americans and a few settlers when Pratt, a native of Temple, New Hampshire, first observed the Autauga Creek in the 1830s. He purchased approximately 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) from Joseph May at $21.00 an acre, and set out to build his manufacturing facilities and the town along the banks of Autauga Creek.
Prattville Alabama is home for The Cross Garden, Destiny Christian Center, Pueblo de Dios Hispanic Baptist Church, Pratt Mill at Autauga Creek and the Autauga County Board of Education School Bell.
The “birthplace of industry” in Alabama was founded by Daniel Pratt and his factory in Prattville supplied most of the cotton gins in the country.
The city’s Parks & Recreation department publishes a superb brochure for local events. It is available at City of Prattville Parks & Recreation website.
Prattville contains several sites on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Daniel Pratt Historic District, Bell House and Buena Vista.
Wilderness Park, which covers 26 acres, is a unique park that’s located off the beaten path in Prattville, Alabama. It was also the first wilderness park to be developed inside city limits in the United States.
Dedicated in 1982, this city park is the perfect destination for a family day trip. It’s also one of Alabama’s best-kept secrets.