Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Cherokee Chief Doublehead's village around 1800
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama and Edward Stanley Robins III.
Location. 34° 51.316′ N, 87° 24.711′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on U.S. 72, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. At the entrance to Blue Water Creek Farm and Polo Club. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6048 U.S. 72/ Alabama 2, Killen AL 35645, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daniel White (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elgin/Elgin Crossroads (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jesse James Gang Canal Payroll Robbery/Trial of Frank James Mitchell Town Community (approx. 1.6 miles away); Covington/Second Creek / Wheeler Dam/Lake (approx. 2.4 miles away); Center (Centre) Star (approx. 2½ miles away); Springfield Community 1810/Springfield Church and School (approx. 2.6 miles away); Wheeler Dam • Wheeler Reservoir/Locks (approx. 3.2 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Chief Doublehead Picture. Chief Doublehead Picture (Submitted on March 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
2. Tennessee History. Perhaps the most interesting of the Cherokee chiefs in the Tennessee Basin of Alabama was Chief Doublehead or Talo Tiske meaning “two heads.” Chief Doublehead established a town on the Tennessee River at the head of Muscle Shoals in 1790. This village sat at the mouth of Blue Water Creek in Lauderdale County. (Submitted on March 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
3. The James Scrolls. MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009 Chief Chuqualataque Doublehead Chief Chuqualataque Doublehead 1744 - 1807 My 6g Grand Second Cousin Once Removed (Submitted on March 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
4. Doublehead makes home at Shoals. Times Daily/Sunday April 4, 2004 Article by Bill McDonald (Submitted on March 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Notable Events • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 5,552 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on June 1, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.