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

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Today

 

— Choccolocco Park Interpretive Trail —

 
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Today Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 26, 2020
1. The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Today Marker
Inscription.  Today, the people who once inhabited this region of Alabama are recognized by the federal government as belonging to several tribes: the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town, Kialegee Tribal Town, and Thlopthlocco Tribal Town of Oklahoma; the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas; and the Poarch Band of Creeks in Alabama. Among the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's 80,000 enrolled citizens today, one can find the descendants of the people who once called the Choccolocco Valley home. The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is headquartered in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, and is the fourth largest tribe in the United States. Led by an elected Principal Chief and a National Council, the tribe operates a nearly $300 million budget, employs over 4,000 people, and provides vital services to its citizens such as health care, housing, education, and social services. It also provides a political and administrative voice to the various ceremonial grounds, ancestral towns, and peoples, such as the Arbeka (Abihka), within the federally recognized tribe.
 
Erected 2016 by The City of
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Today Marker looking towards the park entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 26, 2020
2. The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Today Marker looking towards the park entrance.
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 33° 36.03′ N, 85° 47.575′ 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. Muscogee (Creek) Nation (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Archaic (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Muscogee (Creek) Nation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mississippi Earthen Mounds (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Choccolocco Creek Archaeological Complex (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mississippi Agriculture (approx. ¼ mile away); The Prehistoric, Protohistoric & Historic Periods (approx. ¼ mile away); Welcome to the Choccolocco Park (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
Entrance sign to the Chocolocco Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 26, 2020
3. Entrance sign to the Chocolocco Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 28, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 28, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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