Autauga County was once inhabited by Native Americans and is a county older than the state itself. Established in 1818 while Alabama was still a territory, an 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. Early Autauga County was a verdant area filled with abundant game and water. It was this plentiful water that first attracted industrialist Daniel Pratt, who harnessed the flow of Autauga Creek to supply a ready source of power to his various businesses.
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. It is a community of abundant natural and human resources. Residents are proud of their heritage and eagerly anticipate an even greater future.
River Region United Way serves the citizens of Autauga County including the cities of Prattville and Autaugaville. To contact us in Autauga County:
River Region United Way – Autauga County
Melody Colvert – Director
Julie Cooley – Administrative Assistant
River Region United Way - Autauga County
600 East Main Street
Prattville, AL 36067
Phone: 334. 365.3243
The River Region United Way’s policy is to respond promptly, accurately and honestly to inquiries from the media. We welcome media inquiries and requests for interviews of its representatives.
For more information contact:
Mendie Nord, Marketing & Donor Relations Specialist