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Wedowee Alabama is a small town, population 818, located in east-central Alabama and is the county seat of Randolph County,
Gold in Alabama
is found primarily in the gold belt of Alabama which covers an area 60 miles wide and 100 miles long. Alabama Gold has been mined from both placer and lode sources. The gold belt enters and trends the northeastern part of the state coming from the border with Georgia towards an area in central Alabama, known as the Piedmont Uplift, fairly extensive and is approximately 100 miles long by 50-60 miles wide. But the foremost strike of gold occurred in 1830 along the tributaries of Blue and Chestnut Creeks in Chilton County. This discovery made Alabama one of the prolific gold-producing states east of the Mississippi River, with almost 80,000 ounces of gold from 1830 to 1990.
Chulafinnee was originally one of several Indian villages of the Upper Creek Nation.The Indian word, Chulafinnee, means “Pine Log Crossing.” Chulafinnee is now a ghost town with a gold producing past. It is located in the southwest corner of Cleburne County along Carr & Chulafinnee Creeks. This was a gold mining town about 12 miles south of Heflin, Alabama. Chulafinnee is near a creek of the same name, about four miles from the creek junction with the Tallapoos River and along present US Highway 431.
Reports that all tributaries of Mulberry Creek contain gold. Mulberry Creek is a 45.4-mile-long waterway in central Alabama. It rises in Chilton County and farther downstream forms the boundary between Dallas County and Autauga County. It is a tributary of the Alabama River. Gold is present at a grade sufficient to have a strong effect on the economics of an excavation project.
Arbacoochee in Cleburne County, Alabama was the site where gold was first discovered in Alabamam in 1832. According to historian George W. Yarbrough,
“This was probably the most profitable gold mine in Alabama’s history.” Arbacoochee was named after the old Creek Indian village of “Abihkuchi”, which translates to “a pile at the base.” Arbacoochee is located on CR-42 between SH 46 & SH 9, nine miles southeast of Heflin, Alabama. Latitude:
Arbacoochee Alabama Gold
Gold was discovered in Arbacoochee in 1832, and the local mines produced over $5,000,000 worth of gold.
Louina Alabama, sometimes called Ole Louina, is a ghost town located 14 miles west of Roanoke Alabama and about one mile east of Wadley Alabama in Randolph County, Alabama. Louina Alabama Native American Tribes
The story that has been passed through generations goes that the town was originally settled by Creek Indians defeated in the Battle of Horse Shoe Bend by Andrew Jackson. Louina is named for an Indian woman who ran a trading post some years after it was taken over.Louina was settled by the Indians, pushed to Alabama by the white settlers from the overcrowded east during the 1830s. The town was named for an Indian woman, the wife of an Indian Chief named Nicahargo, who operated a successful trading post which quickly became the metropolis of its day and section. Ole Louina was a community during early settlement of Randolph County which was settled after the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in 1814 when the Creek Indians were defeated by General Andrew Jackson. The town of Louina was “one mile North, on the East bank of Tallapoosa River. It was settled in 1834.
Nuggets weighing up to 4 ounces have been reported from Blue Creek, a short tributary of the Coosa River in the southeastern part of Chilton County Alabama.
Paint Rock Alabama was first inhabited by Indians, then the white settlers came. One of Alabama’s most famous lost gold stories is the Yuchi Gold of Paint Rock Valley. The story says that somewhere just southeast of Huntsville, Alabama may lie a fortune in gold hidden in a cave. According to the local legend there is a cave loaded with gold ingots placed there by Spanish soldiers who were killed near Tuscaloosa Alabama by the Yuchi tribe around 1699. While transporting the gold to Florida the Spaniards were killed near Tuscaloosa Alabama.