Tallassee, Alabama

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Tallassee, Alabama
City
Nickname(s): "Treasure on the Tallapoosa"
Location of Tallassee
Coordinates: 32°32′22″N 85°53′35″W / 32.53944°N 85.89306°W / 32.53944; -85.89306Coordinates: 32°32′22″N 85°53′35″W / 32.53944°N 85.89306°W / 32.53944; -85.89306
Country United States
State Alabama
Counties Elmore, Tallapoosa
Incorporated October 24, 1835
Government
 • Mayor George McCain
Area
 • Total 10.2 sq mi (26.3 km2)
 • Land 9.6 sq mi (24.9 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
Elevation 390 ft (119 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,934
 • Density 512.2/sq mi (197.8/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CST (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 36045, 36078
Area code(s) 334
FIPS code 01-74688
GNIS feature ID 0153643

Tallassee is a city split between Elmore and Tallapoosa counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. 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.