Historic Markers Across Alabama



Hobdy's Bridge: Last Indian Battles in Alabama



Marker ID: AHA 
Location:
County: Pike
Coordinates:   
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

The Second Creek War of 1836 broke out when many Creek Indians resisted forced removal after an 1832 treaty ceded the last of their tribal lands in Alabama. As hostility increased between white settlers pouring into the area and Creeks who were reluctant to move to the West, the Pea River became a favored route for those Indians traveling south to seek sanctuary in a new homeland in Florida. State militia forces attacked and routed Creek Indians camped near here at Hobdy’s Bridge in February, and again in March of 1836.

Sponsored by the Lower Creek Muscogee Tribe East, Star Clan, Inc.








End of Hobdy's Bridge: Last Indian Battles in Alabama