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.
Return of the Dead! The Wetumpka City Cemetery Tour is here again! Come meet Wetumpka community members from the 1830s through the 1990s! April 29th from 5:30pm – 7:00pm. $5.00 tickets are available at the Elmore County Museum or the Wetumpka Public Library.
River Region Duck Dash
The River Region Duck Dash will make its “Grand Debut” May 6th during the Wetumpka Chamber’s Kayak Fishing Tournament. Come watch 5,000 yelow ducs launch at 3:00 p.m. All proceeds from the Duck Dash will benefit the Wetumpka Rotary Club which supports programs in the communitywhich empower youth and help families achieve self-sufficiency.