Eclectic is a town in Elmore County, Alabama, United States. It incorporated in 1907. At the 2010 census the population was 1,001. It is part of the Montgomery Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Eclectic was founded by Dr. M. L. Fielder, a practitioner of eclectic medicine, hence the name. It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.
The first post office in Eclectic was established in 1879.
Eclectic is located at 32°38′29″N 86°2′19″W (32.641285, -86.038571).
The town is located along Alabama State Route 63, which runs from south to north through the center of town, leading northeast 26 mi (42 km) to Alexander City and southwest 5 mi (8 km) to the unincorporated community of Claud. Alabama State Route 170 connects the town to Wetumpka, the Elmore County seat, 15 mi (24 km) to the southwest.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11 km2), of which 4.2 square miles (11 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (1.17%) is water.
At the 2000 census there were 1,037 people, 409 households, and 280 families living in the town.