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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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CRUISING WITH THE OLDIES CAR SHOW

Car Show

The City of Prattville and downtown merchants are excited to announce a great event for the whole family. Get ready for Cruisin’ with the Oldies on Sunday, May 23, with vintage cars and live music.

Baby boomers will enjoy reminiscing about the good old days while they check out the vintage mustangs, corvettes, and other vintage cars. Young and old alike will be dancing in the aisles to tunes from Bama Breeze.

The event is FREE and open to the public and will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the grassy area by the Autauga Creek dam with the historic Pratt cotton gin factory in the background. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an afternoon in downtown Prattville with family and friends. Downtown shops and eateries will be open and there will be vendors on site for a quick snack and cold beverage.

For more information, contact the Prattville Cultural Arts and Special Events office at 334-595-0850 or visit www.prattvilleal.gov.