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

Six Indians Hanged

 
 
Six Indians Hanged Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2013
1. Six Indians Hanged Marker
Inscription. In November 1836, six Creek and Yuchi Indians were hanged near this spot for their role in a last desperate uprising against the frontier whites of Georgia and Alabama. Following decades of provocation from whites anxious to gain control of their lands, a small band of Indians attacked and burned the little hamlet of Roanoke in Stewart County, Georgia, killing many of its inhabitants. They also killed several whites in a raid on a stagecoach a few miles south of here, near the bridge over Yuchi Creek. Eyewitnesses said the Indians died bravely.
 
Erected 2004 by The Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Phenix City – Russell County Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 32° 27.893′ N, 84° 59.943′ W. Marker is in Phenix City, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker can be reached from Dillingham Street 0.1 miles north of Brickyard Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located along the Riverwalk at the southern side of a pedestrian bridge, behind the Russell County Courthouse, and to the north of the outdoor amphitheater. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Broad Street, Phenix City AL 36867, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Creek Town of Coweta (here, next to
Riverwalk image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2013
2. Riverwalk
this marker); Coweta: Center for International Diplomacy (here, next to this marker); "Emperor" Brims, Mary Musgrove and Chief William McIntosh (a few steps from this marker); Coweta and Northeastern Russell County: (a few steps from this marker); POW ✯ MIA Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederates Set Fire To Lower Bridge (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Military Service Walk (about 700 feet away in Georgia); Horace King (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Phenix City.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Six Indians Hanged Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 25, 2017
3. Six Indians Hanged Marker
The view to the east is of Columbus, Georgia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 813 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on February 9, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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