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1 This is the Wetumpka crater, the site of "Alabama's greatest natural disaster".
2 The hills just east of downtown Wetumpka showcase the eroded remains of the impact crater that was blasted into the bedrock, with the area labeled the Wetumpka crater or astrobleme ("star-wound") because of the concentric rings of fractures and zones of shattered rock that can be found beneath the surface.
3 Emerald Mountain Expressway in Wetumpka;
4 Wetumpka is the home of "Alabama's greatest natural disaster."
5 The hills just east of downtown showcase the eroded remains of the five-mile (8.0 km) wide impact crater that was blasted into the bedrock, with the area labeled the Wetumpka crater or astrobleme ("star-wound") for the concentric rings of fractures and zones of shattered rock can be found beneath the surface.
6 The Alabama River, in the U.S. state of Alabama, is formed by the Tallapoosa and Coosa rivers, which unite about 6 miles (10 km) north of Montgomery, near the town of Wetumpka.
7 The Alabama River's main tributary, the Coosa River, crosses the mineral region of Alabama and is navigable for light-draft boats from Rome, Georgia, to about 117 miles (188 km) above Wetumpka (about 102 miles (164 km) below Rome and 26 miles (42 km) below Greensport), and from Wetumpka to its junction with the Tallapoosa.
8 The Big Eddy phase Taskigi Mound is a platform mound and fortified village site located at the confluence of the Coosa, Tallapoosa, and Alabama Rivers near Wetumpka, Alabama.
9 In August 1814, the Red Sticks surrendered to Jackson at Wetumpka (near the present city of Montgomery, Alabama).
10 Its county seat is Wetumpka.
11 In 1950, a City Planning Board was formed in the county seat of Wetumpka.
12 In 1957, the National Guard Armory was constructed in the county seat of Wetumpka.
13 The cities of Wetumpka and Tallassee are important river cities located on the fall line.
14 The Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women of the Alabama Department of Corrections is in Wetumpka in Elmore County.
15 Wetumpka was previously the site of the Wetumpka State Penitentiary.
16 To be more precise, the Coosa River and the Tallapoosa River flow together at Wetumpka, Alabama, to form the Alabama River, and then the Cahaba River is a tributary to that one farther to the west.
17 The town is located in the central part of the state along U.S. Route 231, which runs south to north through the center of town, leading north 21 mi (34 km) to Sylacauga and south 28 mi (45 km) to Wetumpka.
18 It is bordered to the west by Wetumpka, the county seat, and to the southeast by Redland.
19 Alabama State Route 170 connects the town to Wetumpka, the Elmore County seat, 15 mi (24 km) to the southwest.
20 Alabama State Route 14 passes through the town, leading east 7 miles (11 km) to Wetumpka and west 10 miles (16 km) to Prattville.
21 AL-14 leads east 15 mi (24 km) to Notasulga and west 22 mi (35 km) to Wetumpka.
22 AL-229 leads north 15 mi (24 km) to Alabama State Route 63 northeast of Wetumpka, and south 8 mi (13 km) to Interstate 85 at exit 26. Tallassee Municipal Airport serves general aviation.
23 Wetumpka (US: /wɛˈtuːmpkə/) is a city in and the county seat of Elmore County, Alabama, United States.
24 Wetumpka identifies as "The City of Natural Beauty".
25 Among the notable landmarks are the Wetumpka crater and the Jasmine Hill Gardens, with a full-sized replica of the Temple of Hera of Olympia, Greece.
26 Historic downtown Wetumpka developed on both sides of the Coosa River.
27 The placename Wetumpka is derived from the Creek phrase we-wau tum-cau meaning "rumbling waters", believed to be a description of the sound of the nearby Coosa River at the rapids of the Devil's Staircase.
28 Wetumpka was long settled by the Muscogee people, whose territory extended through present-day Georgia and Alabama.
29 Their largest towns were on the banks of the Coosa and at its confluence with the Tallapoosa River, at Wetumpka and Talisi (now Tallassee), respectively.
30 The French traded at Wetumpka and garrisoned Fort Toulouse until 1763, when they ceded the territory to the British following defeat in the Seven Years' War (known as the French and Indian War in North America).