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Attalla in Etowah County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Camp Wills

 
 
Camp Wills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, April 10, 2010
1. Camp Wills Marker
Inscription.  Established as a supply camp by General Andrew Jackson, September 1813, on the banks of Big Wills Creek. It was here that Jackson directed the first campaign of the Creek War, and promoted Colonel John Coffee to Brigadier General and Captain Newton Cannon to Colonel, 24 September 1813.

The victory of this army at Horseshoe Bend, in 1814, led the Creek Indians to cede thousands of acres of land to the United States and opened the way for the formation of the Alabama Territory in 1818, and the State of Alabama in 1819.
 
Erected 2008 by the Alabama Charter Chapter National Society United States Daughters of 1812.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, and the United States Daughters of 1812, National Society series lists.
 
Location. 34° 1.157′ N, 86° 5.122′ W. Marker is in Attalla, Alabama, in Etowah County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Avenue Northeast (U.S. 431
Camp Wills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, April 10, 2010
2. Camp Wills Marker
) and Cleveland Avenue, on the right when traveling south on 5th Avenue Northeast. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Attalla AL 35954, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “The Junction” (here, next to this marker); Electricity for the City of Attalla (approx. 0.3 miles away); First United Methodist Church Of Attalla (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Patrick Lay (approx. 1.8 miles away); Camp Sibert (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Sibert (approx. 1.9 miles away); Alabama City, Alabama (approx. 2.3 miles away); Alabama City World War II Veterans Monument (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Attalla.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,149 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on May 26, 2014. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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