Historic Markers Across Alabama

Creek Indian Removal

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Location: is inside Oakville Indian Mound Park near Oakville Indian Mound, Oakville, Alabama
County: Lawrence
Coordinates: N 34° 26.529    W 087° 10.726
  34.44215    -87.17876666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNCBX


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 a wagon train of 45 wagons, 500 ponies, and 2,000 indians. This contingent followed along Black Warriors' Path and passed through the present ~ day Oakville Indian Mounds park on September 23, 1836. It's ironic that the route used by General John Coffee's army and Davy Crockett, to defeat the Creeks, was one of the same routes used in Creek Removal. Alabama remains the home of many Creek Indians today.

Erected 1998 by State of Alabama~ The Alabama Indian Affairs Commission.

End of Creek Indian Removal