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By Cosmos Mariner, May 26, 2013
Bartram's Trail Marker
Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — Bartram's Trail
William Bartram, America’s first native born artist-naturalist, passed through Elmore County during the Revolutionary era, making the first scientific notations of its flora, fauna and inhabitants. In 1776 the appointed botanist of Britain’s King . . . — Map (db m69431) HM
Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — Elmore County Korean War MemorialKorea — 1950-1953
In memory of those who served and those who made the supreme sacrifice in that forgotten war from Elmore County Booth Izea PVT AR 11/28/50 Died Capture Brozell Albert M CPL AR 09/09/50 Killed in Action Causey Billy J PVT AR 08/17/50 . . . — Map (db m67935) WM
Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — Elmore County Training School
Constructed in 1924 on five acres, this building was one of nine schools constructed in Elmore County with funding assistance from the Julius Rosenwald Fund. Between 1912-32, Julius Rosenwald, a Jewish philanthropist and CEO of Sears, Roebuck and . . . — Map (db m70548) HM
Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — Elmore County Vietnam War Memorial
In honor of the fallen heroes of Elmore County who gave their lives in the Vietnam War Clark, Richard Cook, Larry Davidson Cottrell, Willie James Davis, Charles William Hudson, Jimmy Dale Johnson, Joseph W. Mathis, David Linwood . . . — Map (db m67932) WM
Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — First Baptist Church of Wetumpka
(side 1) Baptists settlers scattered along the Coosa River Valley established the church May 26, 1821. For the first twenty years, it was mostly known as the Coosa River Baptist Church. Migrating members sought several locations for the . . . — Map (db m83723) HM
Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — First Presbyterian ChurchFounded 1836
Built, 1856, dedicated 1857, combining exterior Gothic style with Greek Revival interior. Original part designed as a rectangular block. Wings were added on eastern and western sides in the middle 1900's. At that time a choir rail replaced original . . . — Map (db m67943) HM
Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — Fort Jackson
At this site stood Fort Toulouse, later Fort Jackson, named in honor of Gen. Andrew Jackson who on March 27, 1814, defeated the Creek Indians in a decisive battle at Horseshoe Bend. Erected by Peter Forney Chapter D.A.R. . . . — Map (db m69705) HM
Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — Here Stood Fort Toulouse
Here stood Fort Toulouse A defense against the Indians Built by Bienville 1714 The Alabama Society of Colonial Dames preserves the memory of faithful service 1912 — Map (db m69567) HM
Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — High Water Mark57 Feet 11 Inches — (12 Feet 11 Inches Above Flood Stage)
April 8, 1938 On this day, the Coosa River rose to this level at this location after heavy rainfall over the Coosa River basin. For more information, contact: National Weather Service Birmingham, Alabama . . . — Map (db m123857) HM
Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — Old Calaboosec. 1820
First Jail in Wetumpka — Map (db m123938) HM
Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — The Wetumpka Light Guard1861 - 1865
. . . — Map (db m67948) WM
Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — Welton Blanton Doby High SchoolElmore County
W. B. Doby served as the first President of the Elmore County Teachers Association, Principal of Elmore County Training School, and as an ordained minister in the A.M.E. Church. Local leaders dedicated this school for African-American students on . . . — Map (db m94614) HM
Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — Wetumpka Historical Marker
(obverse) The land area which now comprises the City of Wetumpka was inhabited by various Indian cultures prior to the inward migration of the white man at the turn of the 19th century. The largest Indian village near here was located on . . . — Map (db m67936) HM
Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — Wetumpka Impact Crater
The ridges located here are the remnants of a six-mile diameter circular feature created some 85 million years ago by an estimated 1,000-foot diameter asteroid. The area at the time of impact was a shallow sea. The ridges consist of a variety of . . . — Map (db m67939) HM
Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — Wetumpka L&N Depot
The Louisville & Nashville Depot was built in Wetumpka in 1906 and exemplifies the L&N plan for small town depots. The station served as a passenger and freight depot until service was terminated in the 1930s and as a freight depot until 1973. In . . . — Map (db m83724) HM
Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — Wetumpka Methodist ChurchOrganized 1837
Completed in 1854, this building was the third Methodist Church building erected in Wetumpka and served both black and white congregations. Transitional exterior and interior architecture features elegant simplicity of Greek revival styles. Interior . . . — Map (db m83725) HM
Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — Wetumpka's Bridges
(side 1) In 1834, the Wetumpka Toll Bridge Co. built the first of four bridges spanning the Coosa River at this site. It was destroyed in a flood in 1844. A second toll bridge was completed the same year by John Godwin whose slave, . . . — Map (db m69449) HM
Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — William Bartram Arboretum1739 - 1823
William Bartram, the first native-born American artist-naturalist, of Philadelphia, visited this site on Christmas Day, 1776. This arboretum commerates (sic) the man, his visit to Fort Toulouse, and his travels through the southeastern . . . — Map (db m83726) HM
Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — Williams Lowndes Yancey
1940 One half mile from this site is the home of William Lowndes Yancey 1814-1863 American Statesman Southern Secession Leader Silver Tongued Orator — Map (db m71550) HM
Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — World War II Memorial
. . . — Map (db m70568) WM

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