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Oxford in Calhoun County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Arbeka (Abihka) Ceremonial Ground

— Choccolocco Park Interpretive Trail —

 
 
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 26, 2020
1. Muscogee (Creek) Nation Marker
Inscription.  Welcome! We are the Arbeka (Abihka). This is the ceremonial ground of our ancestors who once called this valley their home. When the Arbeka (Abihka) were forced to remove to Oklahoma they carried the sacred fire from this place to their new home. This place is known to us from the stories handed down through the ages by our ancient ones. Although the sacred fire no longer burns at this ceremonial ground, the spirits of our ancestors rest here. The voices of the ancient ones can still be heard in the name of this place and other places in this valley that are still called by the names our ancestors gave them.

We hope you enjoy the beauty of this powerful place as our ancestors did and that you will carry the memory of it with of it with you as the Arbeka (Abihka) have for so many years.
 
Erected 2016 by the City of Oxford.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 33° 36.16′ N, 85° 47.328′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Alabama

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, in Calhoun County. Marker can be reached from Leon Smith Parkway. Located within Choccolocco Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 954 Leon Smith Parkway, Oxford AL 36203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Better Understandings, New Friendships (within shouting distance of this marker); Reconstructing the Cultural Landscape (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Prehistoric, Protohistoric & Historic Periods (about 400 feet away); Mississippi Agriculture (about 400 feet away); Welcome to the Choccolocco Park (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Muscogee (Creek) Nation (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Muscogee (Creek) Nation (about 800 feet away); Mississippi Earthen Mounds (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Abihka. (Submitted on January 27, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 26, 2020
2. Muscogee (Creek) Nation Marker
Entrance sign to the Chocolocco Park. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 26, 2020
3. Entrance sign to the Chocolocco Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 699 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 27, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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