Autauga County Alabama is a friendly community in the Appalachian foothills with gently rolling land, outcropping of mountains and valleys. Located in Central Alabama, Autauga County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state.
The county was named for Autauga Creek, which runs through it. We have a splendid climate and an abundance of natural beauty. The lifestyle here is leisurely and outdoor recreation is plentiful.
Newcomers are amazed by the variety of exquisite home sites and “buyer market” values. Please visit us often, online and in person.
Autauga County covers an area of 604 square miles, of which 594 square miles of land and 10 square miles of water. The Alabama River composes the southern border of the county. Autauga County is bounded to the north by Chilton County, east by Elmore County and Montgomery County, south by Lowndes County, and west by Dallas County.
Even though the Census estimates the 2015 population of Autauga County at 55,347, Autauga County is a majority rural county, with 85% of the land used for timber and farming.
Washington, Alabama : Alabama Ghost Town
Washington, Alabama is a ghost town located in Autauga County, Alabama on the north bank of the Alabama River, just west of the mouth of Autauga Creek. Washington was founded in 1817 on the site of the former Autauga Indian town of Atagi and named in honor of George Washington. On November 22, 1819, the Alabama territorial legislature chose Washington as the county seat of Autauga County, which it remained until 1830. A courthouse, hotel, jail, post office and pillory were constructed to meet the needs of the county government. The county seat was moved to Kingston in 1830 in order to be closer to the geographic center of the county.
Confederate Memorial Park located in Marbury, Alabama, Autauga County, tells the story of Alabama’s Confederate soldier both during the Civil War and afterwards. The park is the site of Alabama’s only Confederate Soldiers’ Home. The site operated from 1902-1939 as a haven for disabled or indigent veterans of the Confederate army, their wives, and widows. The site included 22 buildings consisting of cottages, a hospital, dairy barn, mess hall, an elaborate water and sewage system, and Memorial Hall, an administration building which held offices, a library, and a large auditorium. Features of the 102-acre memorial park site include two cemeteries, Mountain Creek Post Office, Marbury Methodist Church, nature trail, covered pavilions, museum containing artifacts from the Alabama Old Soldiers Home, uniforms, weapons, and equipment used during the Civil War. The majority of veterans served in Alabama outfits, while others moved to Alabama after the war.
Autauga County population is 54,571. Its county seat is Prattville. Daniel Pratt arrived in Autauga County in 1833 and founded the new town of Prattville, north of Atagi on the fall line of Autauga Creek. His cotton gin factory quickly became the largest manufacturer of gins in the world and the first major industry in Alabama. Cities: Millbrook, Prattville
Towns: Autaugaville, Billingsley
Communites: Booth, Evergreen, Jones, Kingston, Marbury, Pine Level
Ghost Towns: Washington
There are many Native American sites in Autauga County, especially along the Alabama River.
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 supplied 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 is located in both Autauga County Alabama and Elmore County Alabama.