Elmore County was established on February 15, 1866, from portions of Autauga, Coosa, Tallapoosa, and Montgomery counties. The county has a total area of 657 square miles of which 618 square miles is land and 39 square miles is water. The county was named for John Archer Elmore who was a military officer and politician. The area around Wetumpka was the heart of the Upper Creek lands, whose largest towns were located on the banks of the Coosa and at its confluence with the Tallapoosa River, at Wetumpka and Talisi (now Tallassee), respectively.
Join the Wetumpka Chamber of Commerce for an evening of dining and information at the Wetumpka Civic Center on January 16, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The program will reflect on the past year and will take a look at the coming year. For more info, call the Chamber of Commerce.