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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. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1836.
 
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 walking distance
(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
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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 Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
2. Creek Indian Removal. Encyclopedia of Alabama entry (Submitted on March 6, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 4,318 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on September 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. Photos:   1. submitted on March 5, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   2. submitted on September 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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