Place:Elmore, Alabama, United States

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Elmore County is a county of the State of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 79,303. Its county seat is Wetumpka. Its name is in honor of General John A. Elmore.

Elmore County is part of the Montgomery, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Elmore County was established on February 15, 1866, from portions of Autauga, Coosa, Tallapoosa, and Montgomery counties.

The French established Fort Toulouse at the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa in 1717.

Gen. Andrew Jackson then erected Fort Jackson in 1814 at the site of Fort Toulouse following the Battle of Horseshoe Bend

On 2 July 1901, a local mob lynched Robert (or perhaps Robin) White. In a strange turn of events, a local farmer, George White confessed in court to the killing and named five other local men as killers. Three men were convicted in the killing and sentenced to ten years in prison. On 9 June 1902 they were pardoned by Governor Jelks. In 1915 another Black man was taken form the local jail and murdered.

In 1950, a City Planning Board was formed in the county seat of Wetumpka.

In 1957, the National Guard Armory was constructed in the county seat of Wetumpka.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1866 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1884 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1870 14,477
1880 17,502
1890 21,732
1900 26,099
1910 28,245
1920 28,085
1930 34,280
1940 34,546
1950 31,649
1960 30,524
1970 33,535
1980 43,390
1990 49,210

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Elmore County, Alabama, United States

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