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  • Elmore County History
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  • Elmore County Cemeteries
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  • Beneath the Lakes
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  • Afro-American Research
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  • Elmore County Reunions
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  • Native American Research
    (MUSCOGEE - A STUDY OF THE CREEK INDIANS The Original Inhabitants of much of Alabama And Georgia)
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    Elmore County:

    Named for: General John Archer Elmore, a veteran of the American Revolution and early settler of Alabama.
    Established: by the Alabama legislature on Feb. 15, 1866.
    Parent Counties: Autauga, Coosa, Montgomery and Tallapoosa Counties.
    Land Area: 622 Square Miles
    County Seat: Wetumpka

    Elmore County was created by the Alabama legislature on 1866 Feb. 15, from parts of Autauga, Coosa, Montgomery, and Tallapoosa Counties. It was named for General John Archer Elmore, a veteran of the American Revolution and early settler of Alabama. Elmore County lies in the east-central part of the state. It is drained by the Coosa and the Tallapoosa Rivers, which merge to form the Alabama River a few miles south of Wetumpka. It currently encompasses 622 square miles.

    The French established Fort Toulouse at the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa in 1717, upon which site Gen. Andrew Jackson erected Fort Jackson in 1814, following the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. Wetumpka is the county seat. Other towns and communities include Eclectic, Tallassee, and Millbrook.

    Source: Owen, Thomas McAdory. History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1921.

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    Elmore was formed in 1866 from roughly equal portions of AUTAUGA, TALLAPOOSA and MONTGOMERY counties plus a larger portion from COOSA county. Queries mentioning Elmore or Elmore locations may be found in those for any of the mother counties. Any mother county query for dates earlier than 1866, not specifying a location, may be for a present-day Elmore Co. location. Happy clicking!

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