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Phenix City in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Coweta Town

(KVWETV)

 
 
Coweta Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2013
1. Coweta Town Marker
Inscription. Coweta Town, located east of this marker on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, is sometimes called New or Upper Coweta to distinguish it from its predecessor, Coweta Tallahassee, down river. Among other well-known Creeks, Coweta was the birthplace of William McIntosh, the controversial half-blood who was executed by his own people for having signed the fraudulent 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs. Mary Musgrove, who was such a help to James Edward Oglethorpe and the Savannah colony in Georgia, claimed Coweta ancestry. Oglethorpe visited Coweta in 1739 and negotiated an important treaty here and across the river in Cusseta Town.
 
Erected 2004 by The Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Phenix City-Russell County Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 32° 26.025′ N, 84° 59.563′ W. Marker is in Phenix City, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker is at the intersection of Brickyard Road and State Docks Road, on the left when traveling south on Brickyard Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 908 County Road 61, Phenix City AL 36869, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Siege Gun (approx. 1.2 miles away in Georgia); Historic Riverdale Cemetery
Coweta Town Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2013
2. Coweta Town Marker Area
(approx. 1.3 miles away in Georgia); Jewish Section of Riverdale Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away in Georgia); William Bartram Trail (approx. 1.4 miles away in Georgia); Dedicated to the Veterans of 1898 to 1902 (approx. 1.5 miles away in Georgia); Hero's Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away in Georgia but has been reported missing); Fourth Street Baptist Church (approx. 1.5 miles away in Georgia); John McIlhenny Home (approx. 1.6 miles away in Georgia).
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 580 times since then and 18 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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