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Hello my name is April Wood James and I will be your Tallapoosa County host. I do not reside in Tallapoosa County but living in Lee County I am only a short drive away. Please check out the pages on this website and feel free to email me (April) with comments, questions, or DATA to post. I am always interested in stories, history, biographies, photos, or any other information on the history of Tallapoosa County Families.
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Tallapoosa County was established on December 18, 1832
The name Tallapoosa is of Creek origin, and many Indian villages were along the banks of the lower river before the 19th century. On April 6th of 1940 the Menawa Indians transferred the land they were granted through the terms of the 1832 treaty to the courthouse commissioners of Tallapoosa County for the courthouse site.
The county seat is Dadeville
- Tallapoosa County is approximately 45 miles wide by 75 miles long.
- Tallapoosa County has a population of 41,616
- Lake Martin has 750 miles of shore line.
Tallapoosa County, from as far north as Hackneyville , Daviston and Alexander City, reaching as far south as Tallassee is full of wondrous history.
Towns, Communities and Cities:
* Alexander City * Agricola * Barnesville* Benson* Blue Creek* Bulgers*Buttston * Camp Hill* Carrville* Cherokee Bluffs* Concord* Cowpens* Cosby * Dadeville * Daviston * Dudley* Easton* Elder* Fosheeton* Frog Eye * Goldville* Hackneyville* Hamlet
* Jacksons' Gap* Liberty City * New Site* Our Town* Perryville* Pine Grove* Pinnell* Ponders * Reeltown* Sardis* Simpson* Slaughters* Spinks* Still Waters* Surdivent* Susanna * Tallassee (part in Elmore County) * Truett* Thorton* Union* Walnut Hill* Doss Mountain* Elkahatchee Creek* Hillabee Creek* Hog Mountain* Lake Martin* Sougahatchee River* Wind Creek*
In Loving Memory of Henry Galloway
Henery Galloway was born 07 July 1778 in Beaufort, North Carolina to William Galloway and Martha Patty Crofton.
Henry moved to the Tallapoosa area by 1840. He died about 1865 Emuckfaw, Tallapoosa, Alabama. Only 2 of his 8 children staid in the Tallapoosa Area. They were Edward Buck Galloway and Martha Galloway.
September 2014: Holdridge Family
August 2014: ReelTown
March 2014: Misc Photos - Heart of Dixie Motel, News Articles -Crime Stories: In A Bad Way
February 2014: Hall Family Added
January 2014: Towns, Communities and Cities list updated.
December 2013 : Susanna and Daviston, AL
October 2013: Marriage News: RADNEY - NEAL
September 2013: 1907 Census of Confederate Veterans
August 2013: WW2 Honor List
July 2013: Military: Battle of Horseshoe Bend
June 2013: Rev War: SEVIER; Korean War Casualties; Gossip News: LITSEY
May 2013: Tallapoosa County History - Smith and DeLand 1888
April 2013: Community news: PACE gets convicts; Gossip News; DUBOIS
March 2013: Bio: DENNIS, THOMASON
Feb 2013: Vietnam War Casualties - Transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman; Early Marriages - Transcribed by Sandy Denney; Early Births - Transcribed by Sandy Denney
Jan 2013: Crime news: HENDERSON, TURNER; Community news: Fire 1908; Sick List: BECK; Deaths of State Convicts 1910 - 1914 - Transcribed by Dawn Conway
Nov 2012: News Deaths: DEAN; WOOD
Oct 2012: 1883 Pensioners
Sept 2012: Death News: AVERY, BURNEY, HOLLEY, PIGLEY, SANDLIN; Community News; Crime News; Marriage news: JACKSON, DUNSON; Gossip News; Industrial News
Aug 2012: WWI Gold Stars
July 2012: Listing of Schools and Historical Post Offices
Dec. 2010: BIOS: WADE;
August 2010: NEW HOPE CEMETERY Records:
Jan. 2010: Bios: BALLARD, BANKS, BOONE, BRIDGES, BULGER, CARLETON, CUMBEE, DARBY, DAWSON, FUQUAY, GILLAM, GREATHOUSE, JOHNSON; Death News: CROUCH, HENDERSON, MCCLENDON, OLIVER; Crime News: PARTRIDGE;
Mar. 2009: COUNTY History
Jan 2009: CEMETERY Index, COMMUNITY News, PIONEER - Early Traders in Alabama, DEATH Announcements
Oct. 2008: LACKEY biography