Historic Markers Across Alabama

Manac's Tavern

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: Federal Rd at Clearfield Rd., Hope Hull, AL
County: Montgomery
Coordinates: N 32° 10.592    W 086° 23.210
  32.17653333    -86.38683333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMK1Y6


Manac's Tavern, located near here and nearby Pinchona Creek, was the oldest stand on the Federal Road. Samuel Manac, the proprietor, in 1701 went with Alexander McGillivray to the U.S. capitol in NYC and met George Washington to conclude a peace treaty for the Creek Nation, the U.S.'s first treaty with a foreign power. He married Red Eagle's sister, Elizabeth. Aaron Burr stayed here in 1807. In 1822 Sam's son, David Moniac, became the first Indian and first Alabamian to graduate from West Point. In 1836, in the Second Seminole War, Maj. Moniac was killed at Wahoo Swamp leading a unit of Creek militia against the braves of Osceola, who was his wife's cousin.

Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Historical Preservation and Promotion Foundation & the Alabama Historical Association

End of Manac's Tavern