Historic Markers Across Alabama

Hobdy's Bridge: Last Indian Battles in Alabama

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: on Alabama Route 130 1.7 miles west of County Rd 9, Banks, AL
County: Pike
Coordinates: N 31° 47.176    W 085° 40.234
  31.78626666    -85.67056666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


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