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Phenix City in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ancient Fisheries

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2013
1. Ancient Fisheries Marker
Inscription.  To the native people of the Chattahoochee River Valley, the Creek or Muskogulgi Indians, the shoals of the river were a source of recreation and food. In the spring, the women and children of Coweta Town came here to fish, using dip nets, spears, bows and arrows and cleverly designed fish traps to harvest shad, bass, catfish and sunfish. Creek boys lassoed the tails of huge sturgeon and wrestled them ashore. Natives from Cusseta Town had a fishery on the Georgia side of the river opposite this spot. The Creeks and their neighbors, the Yuchi, were forcibly removed to the West in the 1830s.
 
Erected 2004 by The Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Phenix City-Russell County Chamber of Commerce.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 32° 28.223′ N, 84° 59.928′ W. Marker is in Phenix City, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 13th Street and 3rd Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Park near
Chattahoochee River image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2013
2. Chattahoochee River
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505 13th Street (brewing company) and walk down the Riverwalk about 500 feet. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 511 13th Street, Phenix City AL 36867, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Before The Battle / Battle Of Girard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Albert Love Patterson (approx. ¼ mile away); The Tie-Snake (approx. ¼ mile away); Eagle & Phenix Mills (approx. ¼ mile away in Georgia); The Dam (1882) & Powerhouses (1899) (approx. ¼ mile away in Georgia); The Fall Line (approx. ¼ mile away in Georgia); Cotton Warehouses (approx. 0.3 miles away in Georgia); The Creek Indians and the Falls (approx. 0.3 miles away in Georgia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Phenix City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 951 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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