Elmore County Alabama
Elmore County is a county of the State of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 79,303. Its county seat is Wetumpka. Its name is in honor of General John A. Elmore.
Elmore County was created by the Alabama legislature on 1866 Feb. 15, from parts of Autauga, Coosa, Montgomery, and Tallapoosa Counties.
Elmore county is located in what once was the heart of Upper Creek territory. The present-day towns of Wetumpka and Tallassee, located on the banks of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers, retain the names of the former Creek towns on those sites. Tuckabatchee, one of the principal towns of the Creek Nation, was also located in Elmore County, near the town of Tallassee. After the arrival of the French in Mobile in 1702, Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, sent an expedition up the Alabama River to what is now southern Elmore County to establish Fort Toulouse, completed in 1717.
The Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women of the Alabama Department of Corrections is in Wetumpka in Elmore County. The prison houses Alabama’s female death row. Wetumpka was previously the site of the Wetumpka State Penitentiary.
Elmore County Alabama Cities
Prattville has that wonderful “hometown” feeling. It is a place where you feel that you belong, a safe place where you can raise a family, or spend your retirement years
With a rich heritage dating back to the 1700’s. A rapidly growing Interstate 65 city, Millbrook, Alabama is located 10 miles north of Montgomery, Alabama’s state capital. Immediately accessed via Interstate 65 Exits 176, 179 and 181, Millbrook’s proximity and inclusion in the Montgomery MSA (population 374,536), help shape the city and provide for exceptional career, educational, cultural and recreational opportunities. Regularly ranked among Alabama’s fastest growing cities, Millbrook’s present day estimated population is 14,734.
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.
Wetumpka identifies as “The City of Natural Beauty”. Among the notable landmarks are the Wetumpka crater and the Jasmine Hill Gardens, with a full-sized replica of the Temple of Hera of Olympia, Greece. Historic downtown Wetumpka developed on both sides of the Coosa River. It was located near Fort Toulouse, built by French colonists in 1717, when they had claimed this territory for the king.
Elmore County Alabama Towns
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!
Elmore Town Hall
485 Jackson Street
Elmore, AL 36025
Phone: (334) 514-5988
Fax: (334) 514–5778
Elmore County Alabama Census-designated Places
Blue Ridge, Alabama
Emerald Mountain, Alabama
Elmore County Alabama Unincorporated Communities
(partly in Coosa County and Tallapoosa County)
Elmore County Alabama Sites of Interest
|Fort Toulouse Site |
Fort Toulouse served as the easternmost outpost of colonial French Louisiana. It was established in 1717 at the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers, and was abandoned in 1763, after the Treaty of Paris. Andrew Jackson reestablished a fort here in 1814 following his defeat of the Creek Nation at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.
|Tallassee, Alabama (Horseshoe Bend Treasure) |
Tallassee, Alabama is located in both Elmore and Tallapoosa counties. At the 2010 census the population was 4,819. The Horseshoe Bend Treasure, $200,000 in gold coins, is buried near Tallassee. During the Civil War, three wagonloads of gold and silver coins worth $285,000 were buried along a fence line near Tallassee in the central part of the state. The treasure has never been recovered.