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.
The Prattville Creekwalk Concert Series will start off with a bang Tuesday, June 11, with Nashville recording artist, Kyle Mercer! Join us on the Autauga Creekwalk at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy the sounds of this talented young artist as he belts out some of our favorite country tunes and original songs in his traditional country style with a fresh twist. The concerts will begin at 6:30pm on the beautiful Autauga Creekwalk behind City Hall, just off South Chestnut Street. Some of the shops and eateries of the Historic Downtown area will stay open a little later for your eating and shopping pleasure and there will be food vendors so you can have a snack as you enjoy the music, vibrant sunset, and soothing waters of Autauga Creek. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Coolers are welcome, but no alcoholic beverages or glass containers are allowed. Schedule Includes June 11 – Kyle Mercer; June 25 – DanI Musiq; July 9 – American Dream Factory; July 23 – Becky Folmar and the Bama Sound. The concerts are free and open to the public. For more information about this or other events in Prattville, contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0850.