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In 1835, Daniel Pratt purchased nearly 2000 acres of land in the area that is now downtown Prattville, in order to expand the Cotton gin manufacturing operation that he shared with Samuel Griswold into Alabama. In addition to the gin factory, he established a sawmill, a gristmill, a cotton factory, and an operation that produced sashes, doors, and blinds. All of these enterprises prospered, causing the city to do so as well, which allowed him to industrialize the area within a dozen years. Although a large part of the original cotton gin building was completely destroyed by fire on September, 11, 2002, there are still a few of the beautiful original structures that still stand today. These buildings serve as a reminder to the residents of Prattville of all the thought, planning, and hard work that Mr. Pratt put into the great city of Prattville and that he laid the foundation to the beautiful city that Prattville is today.
Things To Do
-Bring your clubs and enjoy a round of golf at the beautiful Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capital Hill. Choose from three 18-hole championship courses, which are situated on over 1,500 acres of beautiful scenery along the Alabama River. Capital Hill is known to be a trail favorite among golfers and golf-writers alike.
-Visit the Daniel Pratt Historic District downtown Prattville where you will find the Creekwalk Garden, which leads you out onto the Creekwalk, both of which overlook the beautiful Autauga Creek! During the summer, you can bring your kayaks and canoes and enjoy the Autauga Creek Canoe Trail, which will lead you past the Pratt Park Splash Pad and pool, which are great places to take the family for a break from the summer heat. The Splash Pad is open daily May through September, 8am-8pm with no entrance fee, while the pool has a $3 entrance fee and opens Memorial Day weekend. Prattville has quite a few parks located throughout the city, where you can take the kids to play or you can go to exercise or just relax. Among these are Pratt Park and Spinner’s Park, which are both located downtown. You may also visit Overlook Park or Newton Park, which are both a little more centrally-located, or visit Cooter’s Pond Park on the Alabama River, where there is a boat dock as well as a picnic/play area. Visit the Prattaugan Museum/Heritage Center downtown, or drive out to County Road 4 to visit the Buena Vista mansion to learn more of the interesting history that made Prattville what it is today! Prattville also hosts many special events throughout the year, including various parades, art festivals and shows, and a huge celebration for each of the major holidays!
Restaurants and Entertainment
Prattville has a variety of restaurants that are regular local favorites and keep any visitors coming back for more! If you are looking for seafood, try Uncle Mick’s Cajun Market and Café, where you will likely be served by “Uncle Mick” himself as he lets you taste any entrée before making an ordering decision. Or you can drive up the hill to DJ’s Seafood where you can order steamed and fried seafood plates that are outstanding, or you can buy uncooked fish, shrimp, crawfish, crab, etc… to take with you to cook at home so you can add your own special touches. Prattville also has some great local BBQ restaurants to choose from, with Chris’ BBQ, Fat Boy’s BBQ, and Rock’s BBQ each having its own unique flavor and twist. If you want a beer with your dinner, it is recommend that you hit The Blue Iguana Bar & Grill, Fox’s Pizza Den, Autauga Creek Craft House, or enjoy it with one of the specials at Pratt Pub & Oyster Bar!
Daniel Pratt Elementary School http://www.dpeseagles.com/
Prattville Kindergarten School http://www.prattvillekindergarten.com/
Prattville Primary School http://www.prattvilleprimary.com/
Prattville Elementary School http://prattville.al.aci.schoolinsites.com/
Prattville Intermediate School http://prattville.al.aci.schoolinsites.com/
Prattville Junior High School http://www.pjhscats.com/
Prattville High School http://www.gophslions.com/
Alabama Power Company. http://www.alabamapower.com/
Central Alabama Electric Cooperative http://caec.coop/
Prattville Water Works Board http://www.pwwb.com/
Prattville Wastewater http://www.prattvilleal.gov/departments/wastewater.html
Natural Gas Provider
Charter Spectrum. https://www.spectrum.com/