Fort Jackson

Creek War Treaty Signed at Fort Jackson on August 9, 1814 near Wetumpka Alabama

Fort Jackson Fort Jackson and Fort Toulouse are two forts that shared the same site at the fork of the Coosa River and the Tallapoosa River, near Wetumpka, Alabama. The last of a series of forts built, Fort Jackson was the scene of some of the most significant events in American history. Fort Jackson was established in April […]

Elmore County Alabama

Elmore County Alabama Map

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.

Coosada Village

Coosada Village, also known as Coosada Creek, Cosauda and Coosauda. Coosada Creek comes from an 1850’s map and it is thought “Creek” was indicative of the inhabitants, Creek Indians, and not used as a name. Additional maps label the area as Rileys Creek or Jones Creek and for a while the name was Coosawda. Present […]

Wetumpka Crater

Wetumpka Crater Wetumpka AL Elmore County Alabama   The Wetumpka impact crater is the only confirmed impact crater in Alabama, United States. It is located east of downtown Wetumpka in Elmore County. The crater is 4.7 miles (7.6 km) in diameter and its age is estimated to be about 83 million years old (late Cretaceous),[1] based on fossils found in the youngest disturbed deposits, which belong […]

Wetumpka Alabama

Wetumpka Alabama Elmore County Alabama   Wetumpka is a city in Elmore County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 6,528.[1][2] The city is the county seat of Elmore County, one of the fastest growing counties in the state.[3] The city is considered part of the Montgomery Metropolitan Area. Wetumpka promotes itself as “The City of Natural Beauty”. Among the […]