Bay Minette in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Bottle Creek Site
has been designated a
This site possesses National Significance
in Commemorating the History of the
United States of America
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
Erected 1994 by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
Location. 30° 52.975′ N, 87° 46.438′ W. Marker is in Bay Minette, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is at the intersection of Courthouse Square (U.S. 31) and Hand Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Courthouse Square. Touch for map. Located in front of the Baldwin County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 Courthouse Square, Bay Minette AL 36507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A County Older Than the State, Baldwin County (here, next to this marker); Judge Harry Toulmin (within shouting distance of this marker); Baldwin County Eternal Flame Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Bay Minette Korean War Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bay Minette, Alabama (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kennedy Mill, c.1811 (approx. Public Education in Baldwin County / Little Red Schoolhouse Historic Site (approx. 8.2 miles away); Sea Coast Mortar (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bay Minette.
More about this marker. This National Historic Landmark plaque is NOT located at the site it was awarded for. The original location is in the middle of the Tensaw River Delta, completely surrounded by swamp and hidden by immense cypress trees, making it largely inaccessible.
Regarding Bottle Creek Site. The archaeological site contains eighteen mounds from the Mississippian cultural period. Located on Mound Island within the Mobile-Tensaw river delta, the site was occupied between AD 1250 and 1550. Scholars believe that it functioned as a social, political, religious, and trade center for the Mobile Delta region and the central Gulf Coast.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Marker in Historic Blakeley State Park about the Bottle Site. Marker is part of the Alabama Indigenous Mound Trail.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on the Bottle Creek Indian Mounds. (Submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Anthropology • Landmarks • Man-Made Features • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 415 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.