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     Autauga County was established on November 21, 1818, by an act of Alabama Territorial Legislature (one year before Alabama was admitted as a State). As established, the county included present-day Autauga County, as well as Elmore County and Chilton County. At the time, Autauga (aka, Tawasa) Indians lived here, primarily in a village named Atagi (meaning “pure water”) situated on the banks of a creek by the same name (called “Pearl Water Creek” by settlers). Autauga County has a population of 54,571 and the county seat is Prattville. Other towns in Autauga County include Autaugaville, Billingsley, Marbury Pine Level. Autauga County even has one ghost town called Washington which is located on the north bank of the Alabama River, just west of the mouth of Autauga Creek.

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KIDS TO PARKS DAY


     The City of Prattville has finalized plans for the 7th annual Mayor’s Bike Ride and the 9th annual Touch a Truck events. Both will take plan on Saturday, May 19, in conjunction with National Kids to Park Day. The Mayor’s Bike Ride will begin at 9:45am at Upper Kingston Park for riders 8 years and older. This year, children 7 and under will join the ride from the Chamber of Commerce and everyone will end at Pratt Park. There will be a police escort to ensure the safety of our riders and everyone must wear a helmet. Police cars, fire trucks, dump trucks, racecars, garbage trucks and more will be onsite at Pratt Park for children of all ages to explore and learn about. From honking the horns to revving the engines, there will be something for every boy and girl to enjoy. National Kids to Park Day was organized and launched by the National Park Trust and encourages children and their families to get outdoors and visit America’s parks. This event also encourages children to lead a more active lifestyle and broaden their appreciation for nature and the outdoors.

     Admission is free and the events are open to the public. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (334) 595-0800.For more information, contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854 or visit prattvilleal.gov.