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Near Oakville in Lawrence County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Creek Indian Removal

 
 
Creek Indian Removal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 8, 2009
1. Creek Indian Removal Marker
Inscription.  Black Warriors' Path played a critical role as a route for Creek Removal. On December 19, 1835, some 511 Creek emigrants passed along the path through present ~ day Oakville Indian Mounds Park. In September 1836, a group of Creeks left Tallassee in a wagon train of 45 wagons, 500 ponies, and 2,000 indians. This contingent followed along Black Warriors' Path and passed through the present ~ day Oakville Indian Mounds park on September 23, 1836. It's ironic that the route used by General John Coffee's army and Davy Crockett, to defeat the Creeks, was one of the same routes used in Creek Removal. Alabama remains the home of many Creek Indians today.
 
Erected 1998 by State of Alabama~ The Alabama Indian Affairs Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans.
 
Location. 34° 26.529′ N, 87° 10.726′ W. Marker is near Oakville, Alabama, in Lawrence County. Marker is inside Oakville Indian Mound Park near Oakville Indian Mound. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville AL 35619, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
(left) Creek Indian Removal, (right) Cherokee Indian Removal and (mid) Oakville Indian Mound Markers image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 8, 2009
2. (left) Creek Indian Removal, (right) Cherokee Indian Removal and (mid) Oakville Indian Mound Markers
walking distance of this marker. Cherokee Indian Removal (a few steps from this marker); Oakville Indian Mound (a few steps from this marker); Streight's Raid (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cherokee Council House Museum (about 700 feet away); Doublehead (about 700 feet away); Town of Oakville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Indians (approx. ¼ mile away); Copena Burial Mound (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Muscogee (Creek). (Submitted on March 5, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
2. Creek Indian Removal. (Submitted on March 6, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 4,201 times since then and 84 times this year. Last updated on September 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. Photos:   1. submitted on March 5, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA.   2. submitted on September 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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