“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Phenix City in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Ancient Fisheries

Ancient Fisheries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2013
1. Ancient Fisheries Marker
Inscription. To the native people of the Chattahoochee River Valley, the Creek or Muskogulgi Indians, the shoals of the river were a source of recreation and food. In the spring, the women and children of Coweta Town came here to fish, using dip nets, spears, bows and arrows and cleverly designed fish traps to harvest shad, bass, catfish and sunfish. Creek boys lassoed the tails of huge sturgeon and wrestled them ashore. Natives from Cusseta Town had a fishery on the Georgia side of the river opposite this spot. The Creeks and their neighbors, the Yuchi, were forcibly removed to the West in the 1830s.
Erected 2004 by The Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Phenix City-Russell County Chamber of Commerce.
Location. 32° 28.223′ N, 84° 59.928′ W. Marker is in Phenix City, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 13th Street and 3rd Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Park near 505 13th Street (brewing company) and walk down the Riverwalk about 500 feet. Marker is at or near this postal address: 511 13th Street, Phenix City AL 36867, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Before The Battle / Battle Of Girard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Red Hill Batteries
Chattahoochee River image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2013
2. Chattahoochee River
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Albert Love Patterson (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Tie-Snake (approx. ¼ mile away); Eagle & Phenix Mills (approx. ¼ mile away in Georgia); The Ledger-Enquirer Newspapers (approx. 0.3 miles away in Georgia); Civil War Women’s Riot (approx. 0.3 miles away in Georgia); George Parker Swift I (approx. 0.3 miles away in Georgia). Click for a list of all markers in Phenix City.
Categories. Native AmericansWaterways & Vessels
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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