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Near Oakville in Lawrence County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cherokee Indian Removal

 
 
Cherokee Indian Removal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 8, 2009
1. Cherokee Indian Removal Marker
Inscription. In the early 1800's Cherokees of this area were under the leadership of Doublehead and Tahlonteskee. After Doublehead's assassination in 1807, Tahlonteskee notified President Jefferson that he and his people were ready to move west. In 1808 Tahlonteskee and 1,130 followers moved to present day Dardanelle, Arkansas. That band became known as Cherokees West and later the Old Settlers. The Blue-Water Town Creek Village was the final Alabama home of both Cherokee leaders, Doublehead is supposedly buried in Butler Cemetery on Blue Water Creek in Lauderdale County. Alabama remains the home to many Cherokees today.
 
Erected by Lawrence County Historical Commission Inc.
 
Location. 34° 26.536′ N, 87° 10.725′ W. Marker is near Oakville, Alabama, in Lawrence County. Click for map. Located inside Oakville Indian Mound Park near Oakville Indian Mound. Marker is in this post office area: Danville AL 35619, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Creek Indian Removal (a few steps from this marker); Oakville Indian Mound (a few steps from this marker); Streight's Raid (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cherokee Council House Museum
Cherokee Indian Removal, Creek Indian Removal and Oakville Indian Mound image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 8, 2009
2. Cherokee Indian Removal, Creek Indian Removal and Oakville Indian Mound
Creek Indian Removal (left), Cherokee Indian Removal (right) and Oakville Indian Mound (middle)
(about 700 feet away); Doublehead (about 700 feet away); Town of Oakville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Indians (approx. 0.2 miles away); Copena Burial Mound (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oakville.
 
Also see . . .  Cherokee. (Submitted on March 6, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
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