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, Main Street Wetumpka and the City of Wetumpka for a two-night community event as we celebrate the annual Christmas tree lighting and enjoy a Victorian Christmas in historic downtown Wetumpka! You’ll be transported back to scenes from “A Christmas Carol” with period carolers, Father Christmas on site for photos, authentic vendors, decorated downtown businesses, our annual snow in The Alleyway, as well as a Christmas Tree Walk around our whimsical historic business district.