Atchina-Algi: A Small Upper Creek Town
A small Upper Creek town, on one of the numerous tributaries of the Tallapoosa River from the west, near the Hillabee-Etowah trail, 40 miles above Niuyaxa, and probably in Randolph County. “This settlement is the farthest north of all the Creek; the land is very broken in the neighborhood.”—Hawkins. It was settled from Lutchapoga (q. v.). The name signifies “cedar grove people”-atchina, cedar, and algi, people; and is sometimes spelled “Genalga.” This town and Little Okfuski were destroyed, November 13, 1813, by Gen. James White in command of Tennessee troops.
REFERENCES.-Gatschet, in Alabama History Commission, Report (1901), p. 393; Hawkins, Sketch of the Creek Country (1848), p. 47; Pickett, Alabama (Owen’s ed., 1900), p. 557; and Handbook of the American Indians (1907), vol. 1, p. 107.