Loot Buried by Levi Colbert in Buzzard Roost Alabama
Buzzard Roost, Alabama is located three miles west of Cherokee, Alabama, in Colbert County, on U.S. Route 72. Bernard Romans‘ Map of 1772 indicated a place called “Chickianooe”, which appears to be a misprint of the Choctaw word “Chickianoce,” “Skeki anusi” or “anosi,” “meaning Buzzards there sleep.”Levi Colbert, Chickasaw Bench Chief, built his stand in Buzzard Roost in 1801, and he ran an inn with his family. He is credited with changing the name from Buzzard Sleep to Buzzard Roost. In the early 1800s, Levi Colbert lived in a house near the ferry he operated on the Tennessee River which became known as ” Buzzard Roost”. It is located in Colbert County, Alabama, just off the Natchez Trace Parkway, the second exit after crossing the Tennessee River heading south. Legend tells of a considerable amount of gold & silver coins is buried in the woods east of the house.