Historic Markers Across Alabama



Six Indians Hanged



Marker ID: HCC 
Location: On the Riverwalk near the Dillingham Street Bridge in Phenix City, Alabama
County: Russell
Coordinates: N 32° 27.893    W 084° 59.943
  32.46488333    -84.99905
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

In November 1836, six Creek and Yuchi Indians were hanged near this spot for their role in a last desperate uprising against the frontier whites of Georgia and Alabama. Following decades of provocation from whites anxious to gain control of their lands, a small band of Indians attacked and burned the little hamlet of Roanoke in Stewart County, Georgia, killing many of its inhabitants. They also killed several whites in a raid on a stagecoach a few miles south of here, near the bridge over Yuchi Creek. Eyewitnesses said the Indians died bravely.

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




Notes:

Marker Dedication or Erection Date: January 1, 2004




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