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.
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.
Join the Wetumpka Chamber of Commerce for a Downtown Celebration of our “Big Fish History.” Team cook their tastiest Big catFish creations, guest cast their votes for Crowd Favorite. There will be live music, and local artists. Admission is $25.00 and the ticket price includes a Big plate of catFish, hushpuppies, baked beans and slaw. This is a BYOB event. Alcohol is welcome, but not provided. Tickets for children 7-12 years are $12.00 and children 6 and under are free. For tickets and more info, call (334) 567-4811.