Historic Markers Across Alabama

Cherokee Chief Doublehead's village around 1800

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Location: at the Bluewater Creek Polo Club on the south side of US Hwy 72, Rogersville, AL
County: Lauderdale
Coordinates: N 34° 51.316    W 087° 24.711
  34.85526666    -87.41185
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMJ8ZM


About 1800 Doublehead located his village at this site, where his brother-in-law Tahonteeskee had previously lived. Doublehead's log house was built along the same style of those of the white settlers. Chief Doublehead had previously led raids against Tennessee settlers from Moneetown, located southwest of here. In 1806 a reserve was set aside for Doublehead between Elk River and Cypress Creek. He leased large tracts of land to white settlers who were later evicted by the U.S. Army. His own people assassinated Doublehead on the Hiwassee River in 1807.

Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama and Edward Stanley Robins III.

End of Cherokee Chief Doublehead's village around 1800