Near Thomasville in Clarke County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
They and the community named for them are eight miles west of Thomasville.
Their mineral waters — containing sulphur, iron, and lime, made this site into a health resort in the mid and latter nineteenth century.
One of the earliest settlers of the area was George Lowder — his was an untimely death, reportedly having been brutally murdered in 1857.
Other prominent names associated with this property and its development are Col. B. C. Foster, Travis L. Bedsole, Harry Wilkerson, Jesse U. Harrison, Sr., and S. M. Harrison.
The name Tallahatta is a Creek (Muscogee) Indian word with much history — meaning “a town has been taken with many springs.”
Erected 1982 by Clarke County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
Location. 31° 53.955′ N, 87° 50.655′ W. Marker is near Thomasville, Alabama, in Clarke County. Marker is on Tallahatta Springs Road (County Road 44) 2.1 miles east of Elam Road (County Road 7), on the right when traveling east. Marker is by Christian Fellowship Baptist Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7641 Tallahatta Springs Rd, Thomasville AL 36784, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Choctaw Corner (approx. 5 miles away); Thomasville War Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); Thomasville's Early History (approx. 6½ miles away); Williams’ Temple CME Church (approx. 6.6 miles away); Mitcham Beat and the Mitcham War (approx. 7.6 miles away); Creek Indian War (approx. 9.6 miles away); Town of Fulton (approx. 10.2 miles away); Fulton, Alabama (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thomasville.
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