Tallapoosa County

TALLAPOOSA COUNTY ALABAMA

Tallapoosa County Alabama
Tallapoosa County Alabama is a county in Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 41,616. Its county seat is Dadeville. The name Tallapoosa is of Creek origin, and many Indian villages were along the banks of the lower river before the 19th century. Home of beautiful Lake Martin, on 44,000 luscious acres.

Wind Creek State Park

 Wind Creek State Park

Wind Creek State Park, 7 miles Southeast of Alexander City Alabama on Highway 128,  covers 1,445 acres of the shoreline of Lake Martin, a 41,000 acre reservoir prized for fishing, swimming and boating. The park is dog-friendly and offers cabins, the largest state operated camping site in Alabama with 626 sites. There is a marina, store, fishing pier, hiking trails, playgrounds and picnic areas.  

 

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Hog Mountain Goldmine

Hog Mountain Goldmine
The largest occurrence of gold in Alabama was found in the Hog Mountain District of Tallapoosa County in 1839. It has produced about 25,000 ounces of gold, or about half of Alabama’s total gold production. Other major districts include the Eagle Creek and Goldville districts of Tallapoosa County and the Arbacoochee district of Cleburne County. Tallapoosa County composed four principal gold districts:

Goldville
Hog Mountain
Eagle Creek and
Devil’s Backbone

Miners worked out for placer gold deposits in the shoal sands and stream gravels in watercourses, like in the streams of Owl Hollow Valley, Long Branch Creek, Channahatchee Creek, Kowaliga Creek, Copper Creek and the headwaters of the Peru Creek. Several of these streams are now part and lie under the waters of Lake Martin, a reservoir formed through the construction of the Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River.

Goldville Alabama

Goldville Alabama

Goldville Alabama

Goldville is a town in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, United States. The population was 55 at the 2010 census, up from 37 in 2000.The name of the area derives from the discovery of large gold deposits in the area. The area was so popular with prospecters that at one time the temporary post office of Goldville handled more mail in a day than New York City. The historical monument in the town reads: “Goldville, Alabama incorporated on January 25, 1843 was at one time one of the largest cities in Alabama with a population of near 5,000. With the coming of the California gold rush in 1849 the city became a dormant municipality later to be reinstated on July 9, 1973.”

Alexander City

Alexander City Alabama

Alexander City Alabama
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Alexander City, known to locals as “Alex City”, is a city in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, United States, with a population of some 14,875. It is known for Lake Martin with its 750 miles (1,210 km) of wooded shoreline and 44,000 acres (180 km2) of water. Lake Martin stands on the Tallapoosa River and offers boating, swimming, fishing, golfing, and camping. Many neighborhoods and luxury homes are located on the lake. Located in Tallapoosa County, Alexander City is best known for its Lake Martin and the Tallapoosa River.