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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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WORDS AND MUSIC
SONG WRITERS & STORIES

Local songwriters Stephen Bray, Jason Givens, and Rachael Wilson will share their songs and the stories behind them on November 1 at the Way Off Broadway Theatre (203 West 4th Street). This event is from 7 pm – 9 pm and admission is $5. Concessions will be sold at the event. For more information, contact the Special Events Office at (334) 595-0854.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUTAUGA COUNTY

     Cake, concert, and a celebration. On November 17 we will celebrate the 200th birthday of Autauga County on the Creekwalk behind City Hall with a free concert by OTI and cake (while supplies last) as well as a photo booth and other birthday fun. Also on the 17th Local artists will gather to sell their work at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery from 10 am – 2pm on the third Saturday of September, October, and November. Enjoy music and hands-on art projects while you shop for one-of-a-kind pieces for your collection or for those on your gift list! For more information, contact the Special Events Office at (334) 595-0854 or visit facebook.com/prattaugaartguild.