Eufaula in Barbour County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Creek Indian Removal
“I come here, brothers, to see the great House of Alabama, and the men who make the law, and to say farewell in brotherly kindness before I go to the far West, where my people are now going.
“In these lands of Alabama, which have belonged to my forefathers and where their bones lie buried, I see that the Indian fires are going out. Soon they will be cold.
“New fires are lighting in the West for us, they say, and we will go there. I do not believe our great father means to harm his red children, but that he wishes us well.
“We leave behind our good will to the people of Alabama who will build the great houses and to the men who make the laws. This is all I have to say.”
May all who read this have within them, the charity that was
Erected 1979 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Eufaula Heritage Association.
Location. 31° 54.982′ N, 85° 7.437′ W. Marker is in Eufaula, Alabama, in Barbour County. Marker is on Lake Drive 0.4 miles east of Lakeside Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is located in the Old Creek Town Recreation Area. Marker is in this post office area: Eufaula AL 36027, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Negro Cemetery / Fairview Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Eufaula (approx. 1.7 miles away); Chief Eufaula (Yoholo Micco) (approx. 1.7 miles away); Confederate Hospital (approx. 1.8 miles away); Cotton and Creek Country (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Tree That Owns Itself (approx. 1.8 miles away); William Thomas "Tom" Mann / Eufaula, Alabama (approx. 1.9 miles away); The City of Eufaula (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eufaula.
Categories. • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2015, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 323 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 13, 2015, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.