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

Cherokee Indian Removal

 
 
Cherokee Indian Removal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 8, 2009
1. Cherokee Indian Removal Marker
Inscription.  In the early 1800's Cherokees of this area were under the leadership of Doublehead and Tahlonteskee. After Doublehead's assassination in 1807, Tahlonteskee notified President Jefferson that he and his people were ready to move west. In 1808 Tahlonteskee and 1,130 followers moved to present day Dardanelle, Arkansas. That band became known as Cherokees West and later the Old Settlers. The Blue-Water Town Creek Village was the final Alabama home of both Cherokee leaders, Doublehead is supposedly buried in Butler Cemetery on Blue Water Creek in Lauderdale County. Alabama remains the home to many Cherokees today.
 
Erected by Lawrence County Historical Commission Inc.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1807.
 
Location. 34° 26.536′ N, 87° 10.725′ W. Marker is near Oakville, Alabama, in Lawrence County. Located inside Oakville Indian Mound Park near Oakville Indian Mound. Touch for map
Cherokee Indian Removal, Creek Indian Removal and Oakville Indian Mound image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 8, 2009
2. Cherokee Indian Removal, Creek Indian Removal and Oakville Indian Mound
Creek Indian Removal (left), Cherokee Indian Removal (right) and Oakville Indian Mound (middle)
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. 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 of this marker. Creek 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. Ό mile away); Copena Burial Mound (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Cherokee. (Submitted on March 6, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
 
Cherokee Indian Removal Marker on far left under trees. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2021
3. Cherokee Indian Removal Marker on far left under trees.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,679 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on September 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. Photos:   1. submitted on March 4, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   2. submitted on September 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   3. submitted on August 27, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 20, 2022