Historic Markers Across Alabama



Coweta Town (KVWETV)



Marker ID: HCC 
Location: Brickyard Road, Phenix City, Alabama
County: Russell
Coordinates: N 32° 26.025    W 084° 59.563
  32.43375    -84.99271666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Coweta Town, located east of this marker on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, is sometimes called New or Upper Coweta to distinguish it from its predecessor, Coweta Tallahassee, down river. Among other well-known Creeks, Coweta was the birthplace of William McIntosh, the controversial half-blood who was executed by his own people for having signed the fraudulent 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs. Mary Musgrove, who was such a help to James Edward Oglethorpe and the Savannah colony in Georgia, claimed Coweta ancestry. Oglethorpe visited Coweta in 1739 and negotiated an important treaty here and across the river in Cusseta Town.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Phenix City-Russell County Chamber of Commerce, 2004.




Notes:

Marker Dedication or Erection Date:  2004



End of Coweta Town (KVWETV)