September 10, 2021

Most know about the Big Fish House in downtown Wetumpka, but there’s an even older historic home built in 1828 further up the hill overlooking the town. This home was originally built by William Houghton, later a member of the Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company. The Golson family, which started The Wetumpka Herald later owned the home….

August 15, 2021

Ever heard of Jenkins Brick? It all started in this gin in downtown Wetumpka on Opothleohola Street and even involves beehives. In the late 19th century, Michael Jenkins lost his leg in a railroad accident. As a result, he began selling beehives, eventually being the first to sell them overseas to European markets. When the…

May 24, 2021

At 281 North Broad Street, you’ll find a delightful historic depot that has played an important role in the Wetumpka community. 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 passenger service was terminated in…