Spectre Alabama is a fictitious town built as a movie set for the movie “Big Fish.” This location is on private property so do not expect to visit without prior permission. Near Millbrook Alabama, the private island used for the film set is mostly weeds now and the majority of the set has rotted away. Although not much of the movie set is left, recent visitors say just seeing the beauty of the place is worth the effort and the admission price ($3.00 last reported). Cities near the movie set, such as Wetumpka, Lowndesboro, Deatsville and Prattville, were also used for parts of the movie.
Elmore County Alabama
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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.
Tallassee (also “Talassee,” “Talisi,” “Tellassee,” and various similar spellings) is a prehistoric and historic Native American site in Blount County and Monroe County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. Tallassee was the southernmost of a string of Overhill Cherokee villages that spanned the lower Little Tennessee River in the 18th century. Although it receives scant attention in primary historical accounts, Tallassee is one of the few Overhill towns to appear on every major 18th-century map of the Little Tennessee Valley.
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 day Coosada is located in Elmore County in the central eastern part of Alabama.
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 of 1814 by Major General Andrew Jackson of Tennessee. After Jackson defeated the Red Stick faction of the Creek Nation he moved his army into the heart of the Creek Nation and built Fort Jackson. During the War of 1812, “Red Stick” Creek Indians of northern Alabama and
Georgia attacked white settlements and killed over 400 settlers at Fort Mims. In the resulting Creek War, General Andrew Jackson commanded the combined American forces of Tennessee militia, U.S. regulars, and Cherokee and Southern Creek “White Stick” Indians. Jackson defeated the Red Stick Creeks at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in 1814, and afterwards initiated construction of a fort atop the site of the old French fort at the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers. The fort was intentionally built near the sacred Creek site known as the Hickory Ground.
Lake Martin is located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama. It is a 44,000-acre lake with over 750 miles of wooded shoreline. Lake Martin is a reservoir, formed by the construction of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa 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.