Historic Markers Across Alabama

The Tie-Snake

Marker ID: HCC 
Location: Phenix City Riverwalk, Phenix City, Alabama
County: Russell
Coordinates: N 32° 28.021    W 084° 59.940
  32.46701666    -84.999
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMJVXD


The Creek Indians believed this section of the river was inhabited by a giant Tie-Snake, a mythical monster that snared the unwary and dragged them down into the watery underworld. The Tie-Snake was but one of many strange creatures and natural forces featured in the myths and folk tales of the native people of this region. Among these were the Winds, the Thunder Helper, the Orphan, the Trickster Rabbit, and the Tarbaby. LaGrange lawyer W.O. Tuggle recorded many of these tales in the late 1800s. Joel Chandler Harris read Tuggle's collection, which formed part of the material out of which Harris fashioned his Uncle Remus stories.

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


Marker Dedication or Erection Date: 2004

End of The Tie-Snake