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Burnt Corn in Monroe County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Burnt Corn Spring

 
 
Burnt Corn Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 7, 2022
1. Burnt Corn Spring Marker
Inscription.  The historical Burnt Corn Spring is located near this point on the Old Federal Road - the spring poured into the west branch of the creek that took its name. James Cornells had a residence at the spring before 1813. In the summer of 1813, a war party of 280 Creek Indians burned Cornells' residence and corncribs while in route to obtain guns and ammunition from the Spanish governor in Pensacola. Some 20 miles south of here, a party of one-third of the warriors returning from Pensacola encountered Col. James Caller and 180 Mississippi militiamen who were intent on intercepting them. Caller and his men camped at this site on July 26th, before turning south on the Wolf Trail to engage the Indians in a skirmish at a ford on Burnt Corn Creek. What had begun as a Creek civil war spilled over into this Battle of Burnt Corn Creek, the opening of hostilities between the warring Creeks and white settlers in the area. With the massacre at Mims' stockade the next month – August 30, 1813 – the Creek Indian War of 1813-1814 was underway. A U.S. post office was established at this spring in October 1817, about the time Mississippi became a State and Alabama
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a Territory.
 
Erected 2012 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US IndianWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 26, 1813.
 
Location. 31° 30.993′ N, 87° 10.136′ W. Marker is in Burnt Corn, Alabama, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Conecuh County Road 5 (County Road 5) and Burnt Corn Loop, on the right when traveling south on Conecuh County Road 5. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monroeville AL 36460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First School in Conecuh County (approx. 2.3 miles away); Dr. John Watkins (approx. 2.4 miles away); Old Federal Road (approx. 2.4 miles away); Puryearville (approx. 2.4 miles away); John Green Cemetery (approx. 2˝ miles away); a different marker also named Old Federal Road (approx. 2.6 miles away); Burnt Corn Male Academy (approx. 2.7 miles away); Dr. Watkins House (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burnt Corn.
 
More about this marker. Although it is on a Conecuh County road, it is just
Burnt Corn Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 7, 2022
2. Burnt Corn Spring Marker
inside Monroe County because the west side of the road is the county line.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Burnt Corn Creek. The Battle of Burnt Corn Creek, often cited as the first real battle of the Creek War of 1813-14, took place on July 27, 1813, at a bend in Burnt Corn Creek. (James P. Kaetz, Encyclopedia of Alabama, posted June 2, 2011) (Submitted on August 13, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 13, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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