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

Better Understandings, New Friendships

— Choccolocco Park Interpretive Trail —

 
 
Better Understandings, New Friendships Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 26, 2020
1. Better Understandings, New Friendships Marker
Inscription.  In 2007, the City of Oxford began planning what is today known as Choccolocco Park. Discoveries at the site identified the presence of the humans inhabiting this land as early as 10,000 years ago. Oxford undertook an archaeological investigation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Alabama Historical Commission, and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, whose ancestors once lived here. As those consultations and conversations unfolded, Oxford's appreciation for its shared history with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation grew more profound. This led to Oxford's decision to develop the interpretive trail you are enjoying today. The City and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's shared hope is that the park's visitors will likewise come to appreciate the many people who once called this valley home.
 
Erected 2016 by the City of Oxford.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 2007.
 
Location. 33° 36.126′ N, 85° 47.305′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Alabama, in Calhoun
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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 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Prehistoric, Protohistoric & Historic Periods (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to the Choccolocco Park (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Muscogee (Creek) Nation (about 500 feet away); Reconstructing the Cultural Landscape (about 500 feet away); Mississippi Agriculture (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Muscogee (Creek) Nation (about 800 feet away); Mississippi Earthen Mounds (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
View of marker along a walking trail. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 26, 2020
2. View of marker along a walking trail.
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 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 30, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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