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Dadeville in Tallapoosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle Of Horseshoe Bend

One hundredth anniversary

 

1814 - 1914

 
Battle Of Horseshoe Bend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 2, 2009
1. Battle Of Horseshoe Bend Marker
Inscription. This tablet is placed by Tallapoosa County in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the Battle Of Horseshoe Bend, fought within its limits on March 27, 1814.

There the Creek Indians, led by Menawa and other chiefs, were defeated by the American and allied indian forces under Gen. Andrew Jackson.

This battle broke the power of the fierce Muscogee, brought peace to the Southern frontier, and made possible the speedy opening up of a large part of the State of Alabama to civilization. Dadeville, Alabama March 27, 1914.
 
Erected 1914 by City of Dadeville.
 
Location. 32° 49.878′ N, 85° 45.829′ W. Marker is in Dadeville, Alabama, in Tallapoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of North Broadnax Street and West Cusseta Street, on the right when traveling south on North Broadnax Street. Click for map. Marker is located on the northeast side of the Tallapoosa Courthouse grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Dadeville AL 36853, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tallapoosa County World War II Memorial (here, next to this marker); Tallapoosa County World War I Memorial (here, next to this marker);
Battle Of Horseshoe Bend Marker is located on the ground in front of the marker with wreath. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 2, 2009
2. Battle Of Horseshoe Bend Marker is located on the ground in front of the marker with wreath.
Tallapoosa County Korean & Vietnam War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Johnson J. Hooper (within shouting distance of this marker); Tallapoosa County Peace Officers (within shouting distance of this marker); Alabama Mills WWII Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Fletcher Napoleon Farrington, Sr. (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Dadeville.
 
Regarding Battle Of Horseshoe Bend. Horseshoe Bend National Military Park is located about 13 miles north of downtown Dadeville, Alabama. From the Tallapoosa County Courthouse, travel north on North Broadnax Street to U.S. Highway 280. Turn left onto Highway 280 and travel about 1 mile to Alabama Highway 49. Turn right onto Highway 49 and travel 12 miles, the park entrance will be on the right after crossing the Tallapoosa River Bridge.
 
Also see . . .  Horseshoe Bend National Military Park. (Submitted on March 17, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar of 1812Wars, US Indian
 
The Battlefield at Horseshoe Bend image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 24, 1985
3. The Battlefield at Horseshoe Bend
Gen. Andrew Jackson's Force (Tennessee Militia / 39th U.S. Infantry) was located here in the foreground facing the Creek Indians off in the distance.
An artillery piece stands silent overlooking the battlefield at Horseshoe Bend image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 24, 1985
4. An artillery piece stands silent overlooking the battlefield at Horseshoe Bend
This was the original location where Gen. Jackson placed his artillery pieces to bombard the Red Sticks' log barricade.
The Horsheshoe Bend Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 24, 1985
5. The Horsheshoe Bend Battlefield Marker
Here on the Horseshoe Battleground General Andrew Jackson And his brave men Broke the power Of the Creek Indians Under Chief Menawa March 29, 1814 Erected By The Congress of The United States.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,834 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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