What Wetumpka Is Known For
The City of Wetumpka is proud to possess some of the oldest recorded histories in the state of Alabama. The Wetumpka Impact Crater is registered on the Earth Impact Database as one of 190 craters worldwide. Because the area would have been under seawater at the time of impact, it is said to be “one of the best-preserved marine impact craters in the world”.
The HGTV Home Town Takeover of Wetumpka with Ben and Erin Napier in 2020. Twelve major renovations were done including restaurants, shops, historic homes, public spaces and a new farmer's market.
The City of Wetumpka celebrated Tim Burton's Birthday from August 25-28, 2021. Burton put the spotlight on the city back in 2003 with the filming of the movie "Big Fish". The event had the city covered in pop culture references to his 40+ movies that Burton had made. Hopefully, celebrating Burton's Birthday will become an annual event.
Wetumpka, located in Elmore County, a judicial and economic stronghold before the Civil War. Selected as county seat in 1866, Wetumpka is still the economic center of Elmore County.
Thank you City of Wetumpka for being a part of Alabama Small Towns. You have a great and inspirational story of working together for success!
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And, the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs.
Sometimes it’s not about the work but where the work is accomplished. And, considering Kay Moore has spent her entire career in Downtown Gadsden, she truly does love where she works.
“I am born and raised Gadsden,” director of Downtown Gadsden Inc. said. “Some of my earliest childhood memories are of my mom and sister and I shopping in downtown Gadsden. Back then we would line up at the drug store (where Jirah’s is now) and buy our school books.
Moore growing up in the 1960s, she saw the downtown as a vibrant business center.
“Kay is definitely the engine that drives the train for downtown Gadsden. She works tirelessly for the merchants and everyone involved in this community,”
Spencer Williams, DGI Board President
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What Gadsden Is Known For
One of the top Gadsden attractions is the Noccalula Falls Park & Campground a 250-acre public park known for its stunning 90 foot high waterfall.
First Fridays in Historic Downtown Gadsden from April to October. Broad Street closes to automobile traffic at 4 p.m. to allow for the set up of classic cars, live music, and food vendors. The monthly event kicks off at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.
The 2006 movie "Failure to Launch," starring Matthew McConaughey had outdoor scenes filmed at Cherokee Rock Village and an indoor scene in Gadsden. The building used for the bicycle scene was a former restaurant on Broad Street and that is now headquarters of Downtown Gadsden Inc.
Gadsden, in the northeastern corner of Alabama, is the county seat of Etowah County. Located on the Coosa River about 56 miles (90 km) northeast of Birmingham
Gadsden is supported and promoted by these great businesses and organizations. When in Gadsden please support them!
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What Eufaula Is Known For
Eufaula is home to the second-largest historic district in the state, with more than 700 historic and architecturally significant structures. It also boasts the state's oldest and largest tour of homes, The Pilgrimage, each spring, featuring some of the South’s grandest structures in the Seth Lore-Irwinton Historic District.
Lake Eufaula a.k.a Walter F. George Lake is known as the "Bass Fishing Capital of the World," which consists of 45,000 acres and has 640 miles of shoreline. It attracts more than 10,000 fishermen each year and has become a tournament stop for the annual Bass Anglers Sportsmen Society (B.A.S.S.) Trail.
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Eufaula is supported by these great businesses and organizations... when in Eufaula please support them!
What Northport Is Known For
Each October, the city of Northport hosts the Kentuck Festival of the Arts in Kentuck Park. The event draws hundreds of artists and thousands of visitors and features folk and contemporary art as well as traditional crafts, including pottery, quilting, and basketry.
On the first Tuesday in December, the city hosts Dickens Downtown, during which the town takes on the look of nineteenth-century England, the period setting of Charles Dickens's famous A Christmas Carol. This annual holiday event attracts many thousands of visitors
Hannah Kelsey Brown, raised and worked as an interior designer in Northport, was the lead in season 15 of The Bachelorette, and was in season 28 of Dancing with the Stars, with partner Alan Bersten. They were named the winner of the competition.
The city of Northport is located in Tuscaloosa County in the west-central part of the state on the Black Warrior River, across from the city of Tuscaloosa.
Thank you to the City of Northport for promoting your town!
What Wedowee Is Known For
Being a quaint small town, adjacent to a beautiful clean lake, allows its residents to live life at a slower pace while enjoying outdoor recreational options, such as fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, hunting, bird watching, etc. Wedowee is known for being one of a kind. How cool is that! To our knowledge, and after much research we could not find any other town in the United States or the world named Wedowee
The official and the originally known name of the 10,000-acre lake in Randolph County is R. L. Harris Reservoir. But, because of one man's mission and marketing efforts our lake will forever be known as Lake Wedowee. Thank you Tom Burnside!
Wedowee, located in Randolph County, is in east-central Alabama's Piedmont Upland, part of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. U.S. Highway 431 runs north-south through the center of Wedowee, and State Highway 48 runs east-west through the town