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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Oakville, Alabama

 
Clickable Map of Lawrence County, Alabama and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Lawrence County, AL (46) Colbert County, AL (78) Cullman County, AL (48) Franklin County, AL (13) Lauderdale County, AL (213) Limestone County, AL (84) Morgan County, AL (74) Winston County, AL (14)  LawrenceCounty(46) Lawrence County (46)  ColbertCounty(78) Colbert County (78)  CullmanCounty(48) Cullman County (48)  FranklinCounty(13) Franklin County (13)  LauderdaleCounty(213) Lauderdale County (213)  LimestoneCounty(84) Limestone County (84)  MorganCounty(74) Morgan County (74)  WinstonCounty(14) Winston County (14)
Location of Oakville, Alabama
    Lawrence County (46)
    Colbert County (78)
    Cullman County (48)
    Franklin County (13)
    Lauderdale County (213)
    Limestone County (84)
    Morgan County (74)
    Winston County (14)
 
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1Alabama (Lawrence County), Oakville — Cherokee Council House Museum
The Oakville Indian Mounds Museum is based on a seven sided Cherokee council house. This type of council house was used during the cooler months and an open sided rectangular pavilion during warmer weather. The descriptions used for the museum's . . . Map (db m84314) HM
2Alabama (Lawrence County), Oakville — Cherokee Indian Removal
In the early 1800's Cherokees of this area were under the leadership of Doublehead and Tahlonteskee. After Doublehead's assassination in 1807, Tahlonteskee notified President Jefferson that he and his people were ready to move west. In 1808 . . . Map (db m36030) HM
3Alabama (Lawrence County), Oakville — Copena Burial Mound
Copena Indians built this mound with baskets of dirt some 2000 years ago. The Copena name was derived from their use of copper and galena (lead ore) found in their burials along with gorgets and celts. The mounds were a burial site with the dead . . . Map (db m84315) HM
4Alabama (Lawrence County), Oakville — Creek Indian Removal
Black Warriors' Path played a critical role as a route for Creek Removal. On December 19, 1835, some 511 Creek emigrants passed along the path through present ~ day Oakville Indian Mounds Park. In September 1836, a group of Creeks left Tallassee in . . . Map (db m36027) HM
5Alabama (Lawrence County), Oakville — Doublehead
Doublehead, (c1744-1807), aka Dsugweladegi or Chuqualatague, was the son of Great Eagle (Willenawah) and grandson of Moytoy. Among his siblings were Pumpkin Boy, Old Tassel and the unnamed grandmother of Sequoyah. After his sister's son John Watts . . . Map (db m84316) HM
6Alabama (Lawrence County), Oakville — Historic Indians
Five Historic Indian tribes lived in this area. By 1701, The Yuchi were living at the shoals on the Tennessee River. In early 1700s the Yuchi left, some moving to the Cherokee Nation on the Hiwassee River, TN and others to Chattahoochee River, GA. . . . Map (db m36040) HM
7Alabama (Lawrence County), Oakville — Jesse Cleveland Owens1913-1980
Jesse Owens track career started in high school when one day in gym class, the students were timed in the 60-yard dash. Coach Charlie Riley saw the raw, yet natural talent that young Jesse had and immediately invited him to run for the track team. . . . Map (db m80943) HM
8Alabama (Lawrence County), Oakville — Oakville Indian Mound
Rising 27 feet high, this is the largest woodland mound in Alabama, with a base covering 1.8 acres and a flat top of over one acre. Built by prehistoric Copena Indians, the mound is 2,000 years old and constructed from earth probably carried one . . . Map (db m84317) HM
9Alabama (Lawrence County), Oakville — Streight's Raid
On 26 Apr 1863, a Union raiding party of 1500 including the 51st and 73rd IN, 3rd OH, 18th IL, and local men from two companies of the 1st AL Calvary left Tuscumbia for Russellville. Led by Col. Abel Streight, their objective was to cut Confederate . . . Map (db m84318) HM
10Alabama (Lawrence County), Oakville — Town of Oakville
Based on the large number of local mounds and artifacts, this site shows evidence of Indian occupation over 2000 years ago. According to tradition about 1780, Oakville became a Cherokee town located on Black Warriors' Path. By the early 1820's, . . . Map (db m36036) HM
 
Jun. 13, 2021