Located in east-central Alabama, is part of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and the county seat of Randolph County.
Archaeological evidence indicates that Native Americans lived near Wedowee Creek as early as 6,000 BC. Wedowee takes its name from a Creek Indian chief whose town was located adjacent to the small stream that also bears his name.
Early writers on the town reported on the purity of the area’s streams and rivers, its fertile soils, and significant deposits of gold, copper, iron and mica.
Harris Reservoir, known by residents as Lake Wedowee, offers boating and fishing, and adjacent Flat Rock Park has picnic, hiking, and swimming facilities.