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Chief Ladiga Trail - Jacksonville

 
 
Chief Ladiga Trail - Jacksonville Marker left side image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
1. Chief Ladiga Trail - Jacksonville Marker left side
Inscription. The Chief Ladiga Trail was named for a Creek Indian leader who signed the Cusseta Treaty in 1832. Under the terms of that agreement, the Creeks gave up claim to their remaining lands in northeast Alabama. Because he had signed the treaty, Ladiga was allowed to select some land in Benton County for his wife and himself. A year after the treaty, he sold part of his holdings for $2,000 to a group of speculators headed by Charles White Peters. That land later became Jacksonville. After selling the land, Ladiga and his wife moved to the Cherokee Nation and settled near what is now Piedmont. His cabin stood until about 1900, and he is buried in a grave near his homeplace.

Jacksonville, first called Drayton, was established in the early 1800’s on the site of Creek Indian Chief Ladiga’s trading post. In 1834 the town was renamed in honor of Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States.

As first county seat of Calhoun County, Jacksonville remained the center of local government until 1899 when the county seat moved to Anniston.

The Jacksonville Section of the Chief Ladiga Trail extends eight (8) miles for Warren Drive, south to intersection of the CSX Railroad in Maxwellborn, north. The property was acquired by the City of Jacksonville from the Norfolk Southern Railway in 1996.
 
Location.
Chief Ladiga Trail - Jacksonville Marker right side image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
2. Chief Ladiga Trail - Jacksonville Marker right side
33° 49.079′ N, 85° 46.389′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker can be reached from Mountain Street Northwest west of Woodward Avenue Northwest. Click for map. Marker is located on the Chief Ladiga Trail next to the Old Jacksonville's Depot of the Selma, Rome and Dalton Railroad. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville AL 36265, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Depot (a few steps from this marker); Jacksonville, Alabama (a few steps from this marker); Presidents of Jacksonville State (approx. 0.6 miles away); Joseph William Burke (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jacksonville State University (approx. 0.6 miles away); "The Magnolias" (approx. 0.7 miles away); Thomas A. Walker (approx. 0.7 miles away); Doctor Francis' Office (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Also see . . .  Chief Ladiga Trail. (Submitted on October 3, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
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Chief Ladiga Trail - Jacksonville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
3. Chief Ladiga Trail - Jacksonville Marker
Chief Ladiga Trail - Jacksonville Marker next to the Jacksonville Depot image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
4. Chief Ladiga Trail - Jacksonville Marker next to the Jacksonville Depot
Image of Chief Ladiga image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
5. Image of Chief Ladiga
Local Businesses of Jacksonville, Alabama image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
6. Local Businesses of Jacksonville, Alabama
Down Town Jacksonville, Alabama image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
7. Down Town Jacksonville, Alabama
Town Square Jacksonville, Alabama image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
8. Town Square Jacksonville, Alabama
Town Square Jacksonville, Alabama image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
9. Town Square Jacksonville, Alabama
 
 
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