The Choccolocco Creek Archaeological Complex
Alabama Indigenous Mound Trail
Prior to the 1830s, this site was the location of the ceremonial ground of the Abihkas, one of the most ancient tribal towns within the modern Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Ethnographic research conducted by the Smithsonian Institution indicates that the stone constructions are associated with oral histories that tell of a town "lost in the water." The large stone mound is thought to be the result of "burden" stones carried by the Abihka
This site is very important to numerous Southeastern indigenous tribes who assert an ancestral connection with those who built and occupied Alabama's ancient mounds. The earthwork landscapes and the objects and information recovered from them reveal a rich cultural tradition that still thrives today among these tribes. Our indigenous mound sites represent a heritage for all Alabamians to cherish, and it is important that we protect and preserve them for future generations.
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Erected 2018 by City of Oxford, Choccolocco Park, University of Alabama’s Center for Economic Development, the University of Alabama Museums.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 33° 36.195′ N, 85° 47.476′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Alabama, 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. Mississippi Earthen Mounds (here, next to this marker); Mississippi Agriculture (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line);
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 110 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 27, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.