Neamathla, who has been one of the most distinguished of the Seminoles, and was at one time their head man, or principal chief, was by birth a Creek.

Battle Of Hobdy’s Bridge: Last Significant Indian Battle In Alabama

BATTLE OF HOBDY’S BRIDGE
BARBOUR COUNTY HOME PAGE
On March 24th, 1837, the last significant Indian battle in Alabama was fought between 900 warriors of the Creek Nation and white settlers. Led by General William Wellborn, a large force of volunteers and militia left Eufaula, Alabama (then called Irwinton) to find and capture or kill the Creek Indians who had fled into the swamps following an attack on the camp where they were being held prior to their removal to present-day Oklahoma. Reaching Hobdy’s Bridge, then a long wooden span and causeway, Wellborn learned that the main party of Creeks were  camped about one mile north of the bridge. Sending part of his force up the east or Barbour County side of the Pea River under Captain Harrell, he moved up the west or Pike County side with his primary command. As he neared the site of the camp, gunfire erupted in the swamp. Wellborn defeated the refugee Creeks but had failed to surround and capture them. They fled south  down the Pea River to its confluence with the  Choctawhatchee and continued across the line into Florida. Several hundred men, women and children fled into the Pea River swamps and began and desperate attempt to make their way to Florida. Outraged over the attacks, they were determined to fight their way through if that’s what it took.

Lakepoint Resort State Park & The Bass Capital of the World

Lakepoint State Park

Lakepoint State Park
 

Lakepoint State Park is a 1,220 acre park located on Lake Eufala, on Highway 431, seven miles north of Eufaula Alabama. Lake Eufaula, a beautiful 45,200 acre lake, is known as “The Bass Capital of the World” and is included in the Alabama Bass Trail. The park has an 18-hole golf course, a 192 site campground, 29 cabins, cottages, marina, full service restaurant and lounge, tennis courts, playgrounds, dog-friendly cabins, picnic areas and hiking trails. Lakepoint offers 8 meeting rooms and welcomes groups from 5 to 500 people. Park Website

Eufaula-National-Wildlife-Refuge

Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge

The main unit of the 11,184-acre refuge is located about 7 miles north of the city of Eufaula, Alabama, along both banks of the Chattahoochee River in southeast Alabama and southwest Georgia. Wetlands, croplands, woodlands, old fields, grasslands, and open water create a mosaic of wildlife-rich habitats that support almost 300 species of birds, 40 species of mammals, and many species of amphibians, reptiles and fishes.