Tallassee in Tallapoosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Great Council Tree
marks the site of
Capital of the Upper Creek Indian Nation. Here were born Efau Haujo, Great Medal Chief, and Opothleyaholo, Creek leaders. Big Warrior resided nearby. Here came Tecumseh in 1811 to arouse the natives against the white settlers and was successfully opposed by Col. Benjamin Hawkins, principal agent for Indian Affairs south of the Ohio River. Here in 1823 Lee Compere established a Baptist mission school.
Erected 1929 by Alabama Anthropological Society.
Location. 32° 31.993′ N, 85° 53.048′ W. Marker is in Tallassee, Alabama, in Tallapoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Freeman Avenue and Lower Tuskegee Road (County Route 51), on the right when traveling south on Freeman Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Freeman Ave, Tallassee AL 36078, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tallassee Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Tallassee (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tallassee Armory Brigadier General Birkett Davenport Fry, CSA / Tallassee Confederate Officers Quarters (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tukabatchee / Tokvpvcce (approx. 3.9 miles away); Franklin's Educational Legacy (approx. 6½ miles away); Site of Thaddeus Post Office (approx. 6.9 miles away); George Stiggins (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallassee.
Categories. • Native Americans •
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