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.
Join the City of Prattville and the Prattville Pops for the Spring Concert featuring “Songs of Grace and Songs of Glory,” on April 29, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the Doster Center. Admission is free. For more information call (334) 595-0854.
The Prattville Creative and Performing Arts Council is excited to honor best-selling author Ace Atkins, a talented writer and former football player for the Auburn Tigers. This annual Honoree Dinner is part of the Fountain City Arts Festival Celebration and celebrates a person or group who has made a significant contribution to cultural arts in Alabama.
After graduating from Auburn University, Mr. Atkins worked as a crime reporter for the Tampa Tribune, where he received a Pulitzer nomination for his work. He is a New York Times best-selling author and was chosen by the Robert B. Parker estate to continue Parker’s Spenser detective series. Ace Atkins has written more 19 crime fiction novels.
This celebratory event will be held on Saturday, April 29, at the Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill in Prattville. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased online at www.prattvilleal.gov or by calling the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854.