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.
HISTORIC HOME WALKING TOUR
The Elmore County Historical Society and Museum presents a walking tour of the beautiful old homes in Wetumpka, Alabama. These homes have been a part of Elmore County history as early as the 1850’s. The tour will begin at the Presbyterian Church, founded in 1836 – built in 1854. Tickets are $10.00 for the tour only or $20.00 for the tour with lunch included. March 25, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
JASMINE HILL GARDEN-CAMELLIA SHOW
Enjoy hundreds of varieties of gorgeous blossoms along native stone walks. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.