"Wetumpka" is an Indian name likely signifying rumbling waters. Probably adopted by the Creek Indians on account of shoal at this place in the Coosa River. Known to them by that name in 1814. Inscriptions on tombstones erected in 1834, 1836, 1837,1842 and continuously since, show that the name was spelt "Wetumpka". (Postmaster, Wetumpka) Became the county seat of Elmore County in 1866.