Tallassee Alabama

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Tallassee on Henry Timberlake's 1762 "Draught of the Cherokee Country"

Tallassee on Henry Timberlake's 1762 "Draught of the Cherokee Country"

Tallassee Alabama

Tallassee, Alabama has possibly showed up in our research more than any other Alabama city. Tallassee has a rich history of involvement with Creek Indians, the Creek Wars and the American Civil War.

Online information is far more informative and comprehensive so we will direct you to those articles rather than repeat it here.

Unfortunately the Tallassee site is now submerged by Chilhowee Lake due to construction of the Chilhowee Dam.

Tallassee on Henry Timberlake's 1762 "Draught of the Cherokee Country"

Tallassee on Henry Timberlake’s 1762 “Draught of the Cherokee Country”

Tallassee has also been called, Talassee, Talisi. Tellassee and according to a Wikipedia article, it is one of he few Overhill towns to appear on every major 18th-century map of the Little Tennessee Valley.

Be sure to read the history in this article. We plan to visit the area as soon as possible. If you visit, please email a note and a few pictures.

Civil War and Creek War articles are here.

One thought on “Tallassee Alabama

  1. This is information about Tallassee, Alabama is inaccurate and confusing. There in no Chilhowee Dam or Chilhowee Lake associated with the area marked on the map of Alabama. There is a Thurlow Dam and Lake. The region shown is correctly illustrated along the Tallapoosa River, but this in not in the Tennessee Valley.