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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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MARDI GRAS FESTIVITIES

The morning begins with the Prattville/Autauga Auto Show at the Public Service Building. Food vendor & children’s activity areas will open at 11:00 a.m. The Parade will roll out at 2:00 p.m. from the Autauga County Courthouse and will follow Main Street through downtown, and end at Stanley Jensen Stadium. Festivities will include food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, and inflatables and lots of beads and candy at the Parade. For more information, call the Special Events office at 334-595-0854.

WILSON PICKETT MUSIC A & ARTS FESTIVAL

Formerly known as the Fountain City Arts Festival, this event will be from 9am-4pm. The Pratt Park Amphitheater will be alive with music, art, crafts, children’s activities,food and fun for the entire family. Join us at 6pm at Stanley Jensen Stadium for a free concert to end the day. For information about the festival or for a vendor application, contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854.