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.
Make plans to join the City of Wetumpka for a Fireworks Spectacular at Gold Star Park at 8:30 p.m. on this 4th of July. This event is brought to you by our friends at Wind Creek Casino.
October 23rd- 26th, 2019. Start the Tour at the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce building located at 116 E. Bridge Street and visit approx. 15 commercial buildings and points of interest in downtown Wetumpka. Some buildings will showcase their “Behind the scenes” areas such as basements, unfinished areas, 2nd and 3rd stories, hidden courtyards, 100+ year old vaults and the haunted scarecrow that moves from room to room of the of Chamber of Commerce’s 3rd floor! Register here.