Elmore County, Alabama

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Elmore County is a county of the State of Alabama. Its name is in honor of General John A. Elmore. As of 2000 its population was 65,874. Its county seat is Wetumpka.

This county is part of the Montgomery Metropolitan Area.

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History

Elmore County was established on February 15, 1866 from portions of Autauga, Coosa, Tallapoosa, and Montgomery Counties.

Economy

Over the past two decades, Elmore County has transferred from an economy based on agriculture to one of Alabama's fastest growing counties. According to a recent report, 1110 jobs were created over the last 4 years.[1]

Elmore County's largest employer is the manufacturing sector. The top ten manufacturers in Elmore County include: GKN Aerospace, Neptune Technologies, Frontier Yarns, Russell Corporation, Madix, Inc, Arrowhead Composites, Hanil USA, YESAC Alabama Corporation, Quality Networks, Inc., and AES Industries.

Elmore County was created from parts of Autauga, Coosa, Tallapoosa, and Montgomery Counties. (Acts of the Alabama Legislature)

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 657 square miles (1,701.6 km2), of which 621 square miles (1,608.4 km2) is land and 36 square miles (93.2 km2) (5.47%) is water.

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