Wedowee is a town in Randolph County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 818. The city is the county seat of Randolph County.
Location in Randolph County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 33°18′31″N 85°29′8″W
Wedowee, which means "old water" in the Creek language, derives its name from a Muscogee Creek Indian chief. Wedowee was originally settled in the 1830s. It became the county seat of Randolph County in 1835.
Wedowee's recent popularity has come as the result of Lake Wedowee created by the impoundment of the Tallapoosa River. Also known as the R. L. Harris Reservoir, the lake draws thousands of visitors to Wedowee every year.
Wedowee is located on the Piedmont Plateau and considered part of the Appalachians foothills.
Wedowee is located at (33.308603, -85.485447).
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2), of which 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.85%) is water.