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.
Based upon the weather conditions for this Saturday’s Christmas on the Coosa, vendors and parade, will be postponed to next Saturday, December 15th from 10am to 4pm. The character breakfast will stay the same and will be this Saturday, December 8, 2018. The fireworks show has been postponed to New Year’s Eve. The parade will begin at 2pm and the parade lineup is at 1pm. We are working on contacting and notifying everyone. Thank you for your patience and for understanding. #ItsAMagicalChristmas
Join the City of Wetumpka for this year’s nativity display. Be sure to also patronize our downtown businesses by shopping small for your gift list! Refreshments to be served.