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

Loachapoka Historic District

Loachapoka Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By L Stanford, November 10, 2006
1. Loachapoka Historic District Marker
Inscription. One of the larger settlements of the Upper Creeks at the time of Indian removal to the west, 1835-1837. Their last council fire was held here before their forced migration to Oklahoma. Pioneer families began pouring in after 1836. Today's cemetery was known as Pine Level; the first Baptist Church was located there. A half mile south was Ball's Fork Trade Center and Stage Coach Junction. Loachapoka can be interpreted as "land where turtles live" or "turtle killing place."
Erected 1978 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
Location. 32° 36.266′ N, 85° 35.91′ W. Marker is in Loachapoka, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker is on Stage Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Loachapoka AL 36865, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Alexandar Nunn / Lee County Historical Society (here, next to this marker); Boom and Change (a few steps from this marker); First Rosenwald School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birthplace of Zora Neale Hurston (approx. 4.8 miles away); Bethlehem (approx. 5.7 miles away); J. F. Drake High School / Alma Mater (approx. 6.1 miles away); Sigma Alpha Epsilon (approx. 6.2 miles away); Max Adams Morris / Max Adams Morris Drill Field (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Loachapoka.
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by L Stanford of Auburn, United States. This page has been viewed 1,037 times since then and 112 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador. Photo   1. submitted on , by L Stanford of Auburn, United States. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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