What is Tallassee Known For
By Michael Butler
Tallassee, it's our town, like the theme song to Cheers, "where everybody knows your name." Tallassee is that kind of community.
When you're out of town and you tell someone you're from Tallassee. After you've explained that this is not Tallahassee, how do you describe Tallassee? Do you still say we're an old mill town? How about that we are now an industrial city? I always give the geographic detail. We're halfway betweeen Montgomery and Auburn off of I-85, on the Tallapoosa River near Lake Martin.
Some say that Tallassee is home to the Hotel Talisi, which garners attention still. Hey, we're home to the Tallassee Tigers. The football team had a 57-game unbeaten streak in the 40's. The baseball team has won seven state championships. We have the world's smallest Wal-Mart.
We do have a rich history that dates back to the Creek Indians. There is a Civil War heritage here. And, this was indeed a textile town with a mill village. Wikipedia lists this information for Tallassee, "At the 2000 census the population was 4,934. It is home to a major hydroelectric power plant at Thurlow Dam operated by Alabama Power Company."
Wikipedia posts are made by the general public, but it is a great source for info. Just remember it is not the gospel. On Wikipedia, Tallassee is the "Treasure on the Tallapoosa," just as noted on the signs entering the city limits. The Wikipedia page already has George McCain as mayor. What are some of the intriguing things that you think of for Tallassee? We look forward to hearing from you.