Introduction to Prattville, Alabama
Prattville, Alabama, in Autauga county, is 11 miles NW of Montgomery, Alabama (center to center) and 149 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is part of the Montgomery metropolitan statistical area (MSA).
The area now known as Prattville was initially inhabited primarily by the Native Americans. It was in the 1830s that Daniel Pratt of Temple, New Hampshire, chanced upon the gleaming waters of Autauga Creek. He purchased approximately 1,000 acres of land around the creek from Joseph May. Pratt built manufacturing facilities along the banks of the creek so that water could be used as energy for the machineries in the cotton gins. Prattville remains one of the first planned communities of Alabama with separate areas for residences, businesses, schools, and churches.
Prattville and nearby Attractions
- Autauga County Heritage Center
- Peoples Historical Museum
- Wesleyan Church of Prattville
- Prattville Plaza Shopping Center
- Heritage Park
Things To Do In Prattville
The city of Prattville is near several museums including the Peoples Historical Museum, the Buena Vista-Reservations, and the Autauga County Heritage Center. While in the city, one can also visit the local public libraries and churches. There are many parks that offer a range of recreational facilities. The Prattville East Shopping Center, Prattville Plaza Shopping Center, and Skyline Shopping Center are also popular tourist haunts.
Air transportation facilities are provided by Montgomery Regional Airport.
Prattville Higher Education
Institutes offering higher educational facilities to residents of Prattville are the Community College of the Air Force, Alabama State University, Faulkner University, and Auburn University-Montgomery.