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Near Alexander City in Tallapoosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Menawa, War Chief

about 1766 - 1837

 
 
Menawa, War Chief Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anita Curry Nyambo
1. Menawa, War Chief Marker
Inscription. Indian farmer - merchant chose to resist whites' advance on Indians' lands. In Creek War he led Creeks at Battle of Horseshoe Bend. His warriors were beaten by Jackson's superior force but Menawa escaped.
 
Erected 1973 by Alabama Historical Commision.
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 32° 51.426′ N, 85° 57.59′ W. Marker was near Alexander City, Alabama, in Tallapoosa County. Marker was at the intersection of Our Childrens Highway (State Highway 63) and Walker Ferry Road, on the right when traveling south on Our Childrens Highway. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Alexander City AL 35010, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Youngsville (approx. 5.9 miles away); Alexander City: A Textile Community (approx. 6 miles away); The First Baptist Church (approx. 6 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 6 miles away); Court Square (approx. 6 miles away); The Savannah And Memphis Railroad 1874 (approx. 6.1 miles away); First United Methodist Church 1872 (approx. 6.3 miles away); Fort Okfuskee (approx. 6.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Alexander City.
 
Also see . . .
Menawa, War Chief Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anita Curry Nyambo
2. Menawa, War Chief Marker
Menawa War Chief (distant view) Located at the junctiion of Walker Ferry Road and Highway 63.
 Wikipedia article on Menawa. (Submitted on June 28, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar of 1812
 
Me-Na-Wa, A Creek Warrior image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
3. Me-Na-Wa, A Creek Warrior
Marker missing, only post is left. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 19, 2015
4. Marker missing, only post is left.
Road construction has been started on nearby Highway 63. Hopefully someone took it down for this reason.
Menawa, War Chief Marker is missing. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 19, 2015
5. Menawa, War Chief Marker is missing.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dodson M. Curry of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,073 times since then and 62 times this year. Last updated on , by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Dodson M. Curry of Birmingham, Alabama.   3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4, 5. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 28, 2016.
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