Historic Markers Across Alabama



The Creek Trail of Tears



Marker ID:  
Location: at the Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center is adjacent to Fort Mitchell National Historic Landmark Site about 10 miles south of Phenix City, Alabama.
County: Russell
Coordinates: N 32° 20.694    W 085° 1.302
  32.3449    -85.0217
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Approximately one mile due east of this marker, back down the Old Federal Road, called by frontiersmen and Indians the Three Notched Trail or the Three Chopped Way, stood Fort Mitchell, an early 19th century American fort that in 1836 was one of the principal gathering places for the forced removal of the Creek Indians from their homes on the Chattahoochee River to the West. Weakened by starvation, defrauded of their lands and swindled out of most of their possessions, thousands of Creeks, including some in chains and shackles, made the forced journey from Alabama to what is now Oklahoma, where many of their descendants now live. Alabama, also remains the home of many Creek Indians today.

Erected 1996 by The Alabama Indian Affairs Commission / The Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Association.







End of The Creek Trail of Tears