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Loachapoka in Lee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Loachapoka Historic District

 
 
Loachapoka Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By L Stanford, November 10, 2006
1. Loachapoka Historic District Marker
Inscription. One of the larger settlements of the Upper Creeks at the time of Indian removal to the west, 1835-1837. Their last council fire was held here before their forced migration to Oklahoma. Pioneer families began pouring in after 1836. Today's cemetery was known as Pine Level; the first Baptist Church was located there. A half mile south was Ball's Fork Trade Center and Stage Coach Junction. Loachapoka can be interpreted as "land where turtles live" or "turtle killing place."
 
Erected 1978 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
 
Location. 32° 36.266′ N, 85° 35.91′ W. Marker is in Loachapoka, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker is on Stage Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Loachapoka AL 36865, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Alexandar Nunn / Lee County Historical Society (here, next to this marker); Boom and Change (a few steps from this marker); First Rosenwald School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birthplace of Zora Neale Hurston (approx. 4.8 miles away); Bethlehem (approx. 5.7 miles away); J. F. Drake High School / Alma Mater (approx. 6.1 miles away); Sigma Alpha Epsilon (approx. 6.2 miles away); Max Adams Morris / Max Adams Morris Drill Field (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Loachapoka.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2010, by L Stanford of Auburn, United States. This page has been viewed 1,119 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on July 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photo   1. submitted on May 31, 2010, by L Stanford of Auburn, United States. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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