Autauga once inhabited by Native Americans, is a county older than the state itself. Established in 1818 while Alabama was still a territory, the act creating the county was signed by William Wyatt Bibb, the only governor of the Alabama Territory who later became the first governor of the state. At the time Bibb lived in an area that was then part of Autauga County, and he surely took great pride in adding his flourishing signature to that document.
Early Autauga County was a verdant area filled with abundant game and water. It was this plentiful water that first attracted Pratt, who harnessed the flow of Autauga Creek to supply a ready source of power to his various industrial enterprises.
The meaning of the name Autauga is lost to history. Several interpretations range from "Clear Water" to "Land of Plenty," definitions that accurately define our area today. We are a community of abundant natural and human resources. We are proud of our heritage and eagerly anticipate an even greater future. We invite you to share our enthusiasm.
Area: 604.45 Square miles
Land: 595.97 Square miles
Water: 8.48 Square miles
Energy & Environment
EPA Environmental Maps of Autauga County