July 17, 2021

Nicknamed “The Indestructibles” by TIME magazine, the five Crommelin brothers (who were Wetumpkians and all Naval Academy graduates) were known for their heroic efforts in some of World War II’s most famous battles. Sadly, two of them died in action. In the 1980’s, the USS Crommelin was commissioned in their honor and, today, this monument…

July 5, 2021

Thanks to HGTV’s Home Town Takeover, by now you’ve probably heard of Wetumpka, Alabama, which is located at the very end of the Appalachian Mountain chain and encapsulates the rumbling, rocky Coosa River. The Coosa River in Wetumpka is where kayakers, fisherman and festival-goers come from miles around. Here are three ways you can make…

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…

April 6, 2021

Seems like yesterday I remember walking to the town post office with my dad and excitedly pulling out the mail from P.O. Drawer F. Even though the mailboxes remain, the post office is now the Elmore County Museum. First constructed as the community’s post office in 1937, the building now houses items that portray every…