Historic Markers Across Alabama

Cherokee Indian Removal

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Location: inside Oakville Indian Mound Park near Oakville Indian Mound Oakville, Alabama
County: Lawrence
Coordinates: N 34° 26.536    W 087° 10.725
  34.44226666    -87.17875
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNCBZ


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 Tahlonteskee and 1,130 followers moved to present day Dardanelle, Arkansas. That band became known as Cherokees West and later the Old Settlers. The Blue-Water Town Creek Village was the final Alabama home of both Cherokee leaders, Doublehead is supposedly buried in Butler Cemetery on Blue Water Creek in Lauderdale County. Alabama remains the home to many Cherokees today.

Erected by Lawrence County Historical Commission Inc.

End of Cherokee Indian Removal