RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Wetumpka, Alabama

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other AL
Communities

















Welcome to Wetumpka ...

The city of Wetumpka is located in Elmore County<1> and is the County Seat for Elmore County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wetumpka has a population of 8,360 people<2> (see below for details).

Wetumpka was established in 1834.

The community of Wetumpka is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Wetumpka lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Wetumpka lies within the (334) area code.

The ZIP codes for Wetumpka: 36092-36093<4>

Websites for Wetumpka ...

Official Website:   www.wetumpka.al.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.wetumpkachamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wetumpka had an population of 8,360 people. This is an increase of 28.06% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 46% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wetumpka had a population of 6,528 people (or 8.23% of the total population of Elmore County). This makes Wetumpka the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Wetumpka represents 0.14% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 85th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,528 people, the population of Wetumpka increased 14.01% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,726 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wetumpka.

Communities Also Named Wetumpka ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Wetumpka - it's located in Florida.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wetumpka.

Communities near Wetumpka ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wetumpka.

  • Montgomery [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
    • Montgomery [Montgomery County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Wetumpka
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 196,268 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<6>
  • Prattville [Autauga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prattville
    • Prattville [Autauga County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Wetumpka
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,500 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prattville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prattville<6>
  • Millbrook [Autauga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millbrook
    • Millbrook [Autauga County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Wetumpka
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,117 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millbrook
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millbrook<6>
  • Pike Road [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike Road
    • Pike Road [Montgomery County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Wetumpka
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,552 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike Road have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike Road
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pike Road<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tallassee [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallassee
      • Tallassee [Elmore County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Wetumpka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,454 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallassee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tallassee<6>
    • Coosada [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coosada
      • Coosada [Elmore County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Wetumpka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coosada
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coosada<6>
    • Deatsville [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deatsville
      • Deatsville [Elmore County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Wetumpka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,243 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deatsville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deatsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deatsville<6>
    • Eclectic [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eclectic
      • Eclectic [Elmore County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Wetumpka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,008 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eclectic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eclectic<6>
    • Shorter [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shorter
      • Shorter [Macon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Wetumpka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 383 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shorter have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shorter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shorter<6>
    • Elmore [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmore
      • Elmore [Elmore County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Wetumpka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,352 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmore<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wetumpka. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wetumpka.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wetumpka. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wetumpka.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wetumpka. Our list includes 32 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Wetumpka.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wetumpka ...

Looking for more information about Wetumpka? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wetumpka, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wetumpka.

Adding Wetumpka to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wetumpka in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Wetumpka was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Wetumpka on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Wetumpka on our Genealogy Page.

Find a Community within Alabama

About Elmore County

About Alabama

The official website for Wetumpka: www.wetumpka.al.us/

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Elmore, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wetumpka.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wetumpka - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Wetumpka). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wetumpka or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Wetumpka includes: 36092 & 36093.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wetumpka) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wetumpka. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WetumpkaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wetumpka. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5418, Longitude: -86.2128    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 01 Aug 2022