Millbrook in Elmore County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Robinson Springs Neighborhood
Clear, bubbling springs have enticed people to this vicinity for thousands of years. Native American hunting paths led to them and after the defeat of the Creek Indians by the United States in 1813, old trails became the Jackson and Federal roads over which settlers from Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia flooded into these lands in 1818. They were lured by the fertile soil and ideal climate for growing cotton. The free and enslaved worked together to establish this community. Among the early arrivals was Eli Robinson who acquired property that included the springs. Recognizing their significance, he laid out the site as a public square for a small town. He and two other unrelated Robinson families, James Robinson, later a state legislator, and Lewis Golson Robinson, founded the Town of Robinson, which later became Robinson Springs.
Erected 2010 by the Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Millbrook.
Location. 32° 30.834′ N, 86° 22.629′ W. Marker is in Millbrook, Alabama, in Elmore County. Marker is on Monument Drive 0.1 miles west of Main Street (Alabama Route 143), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3631 Monument Drive, Millbrook AL 36054, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robinson Springs Camp Confederate Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robinson Springs United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Wyatt Bibb (approx. 2½ miles away); a different marker also named William Wyatt Bibb (approx. 2½ miles away); World War II Memorial Center (approx. 2.7 miles away); Pratt Gin Factory (approx. 5.7 miles away); Happy Hollow (approx. 5.9 miles away); Sidney Lanier/Prattville Male and Female Academy Site (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millbrook.
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 463 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.