Tallapoosa county was created by the Alabama legislature on December 18, 1832 from land acquired from the Creek Cession of March 24, 1832. The county derives its name from the Tallapoosa River. Tallapoosa is believed to mean "pulverized rock," in the Choctaw Indian language. Tallapoosa County is located in the east-central part of the state and is bordered by Clay, Randolph, Chambers, Lee, Macon, Elmore, and Coosa counties. The county lies almost entirely in the Piedmont plateau, immediately south of the Appalachian plateau province. From 1832-1838, the county seat was at Okfuskee. Since 1838, it has been at Dadeville, which was named for Major Francis Langhorne Dade who died in the Seminole War.
Tallapoosa had a 2000 census count of 41,475, reporting less than 3,000 additional residents in a 20 year time period. Her land area is 718 square miles containing the towns of Alexander City, Camp Hill, Daviston, East Tallassee, Goldville, Jackson's Gap, New Site, part of Tallassee and the county seat, Dadeville. Horseshoe Bend National Military Park and Lake Martin are located in Tallapoosa County.

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