Historic Markers Across Alabama

The Census of 1832

Marker ID:  
Location: 561 AL-165, Fort Mitchell, AL
County: Russell
Coordinates: N 32° 20.658    W 085° 1.271
  32.3443    -85.02118333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None


The Census of 1832

In 1832, a treaty with the United States allotted parcels of land to every Indian household in the Valley. A government census enumerated, according to tribal towns, every Indian head of household, along with the number of males, females, and slaves of each family. However, only four years later, the Indians were forced to leave their homes and moved their sacred fires west of the Mississippi River. Their names, as recorded by the census taker, are listed here. After the census was completed, the Head Chiefs of the lower Creeks claimed that the names of some Indians "...were not put down" because they were away hunting.

End of The Census of 1832