Introduction to Wetumpka, Alabama
Wetumpka, Alabama, in Elmore county, is 12 miles NE of Montgomery, Alabama (center to center) and 134 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia. Part of the surrounding Montgomery metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Wetumpka is home to some 5,726 residents.
Wetumpka derived its name from the Indian terms 'we - wau', which meant water, and 'tum - cau', which meant rumbling. The French settled in the area in the late 1700s and remained in the city until 1763. It was under British rule until 1798. It was permanently settled by the whites in the early 1800s. The city was incorporated in 1834.
Wetumpka and nearby Attractions
- Civil Rights Memorial Center
- F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum
- Wetumpka Church of Christ
- Toulouse Shopping Center
- Meadowbrook Park
Things To Do In Wetumpka
Wetumpka is near several museums including the Civil Rights Memorial Center, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, First White House of the Confederacy, and Hank Williams Museum. One can also visit the Wetumpka Public Library and the many Baptist, Methodist, and other churches in the city. A variety of recreational facilities are provided at the many city parks. One can also visit Taylor Creek and Corn Creek.
Air transportation facilities are provided by Montgomery Regional Airport.
Wetumpka Higher Education
Institutes offering higher educational opportunities to residents of Wetumpka are Faulkner University, Alabama State University, Community College of the Air-Force, Auburn University Montgomery, and Tuskegee University.