Historic Markers Across Alabama

Holy Ground Battlefield

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Location: on the N side of US 80 at White Hall Rd., Hayneville, AL
County: Lowndes
Coordinates: N 32° 16.179    W 086° 43.488
  32.26965    -86.7248
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMJT2K


Six miles north, on December 23, 1813, General F.L. Claiborne's army defeated the Creeks and destroyed the Holy Ground Indian Village. One American was killed and 33 Creeks. William "Red Eagle" Weatherford escaped by leaping on horseback into the river and swimming across. This defeat closed the Creek military operations in South Alabama and facilitated General Jackson's victory at Horseshoe Bend.

Erected by the Society of the War of 1812 in Alabama.


More Information:

Explore Southern History - The Battle of Holy Ground

Wikipedia - Battle of Holy Ground

Wikipedia - War of 1812

End of Holy Ground Battlefield