The Battle of Munford has been said to be the last battle of the American Civil War to take place east of the Mississippi. The battle took place in Munford, Alabama, on Sunday, April 23, 1865.
Childersburg, which is located half an hour from Birmingham, was incorporated in 1889. However, it’s believed to date all the way back to 1540, making it the oldest city in America. Childersburg, Alabama is 25 years older than St. Augustine, Florida.
The first historical account of the area comes from de Soto’s chroniclers as he marched south along the east bank of the Coosa River in 1540, encountering the town of Talisi at the edges of the Mississippian-era chiefdoms of Coosa and Tuskaloosa. The inhabitants of the Coosa River Valley were later united as the Creek Indians, whose encounters with the Spanish and French had a significant influence on the history of Sylacauga. Events that occurred between these three groups were partly responsible for the settlement of the village of Chalakagay in 1748 near modern Sylacauga by refugee Shawnee Indians led by Peter Chartier, and Chalakagay was later listed in the French territorial records in 1759 as being a town inhabited by 50 Shawnee Indian warriors. On December 18, 1832, the Alabama State Legislature created Talladega County from Creek land ceded in March under the Treaty of Cusseta, and settlers streamed in. The city’s name, however, can be traced to a group of Shawnee warriors who came south from Ohio in 1748 and established the town of Chalakagay.
DEVIL’S DEN FALLS
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In Talladega National Forest, the Devil’s Den Falls, aka the Six Pack, is a series of waterfalls, consisting of a total of about 100′ elevation drop. The falls is located on Cheaha Creek upstream from Chinnabee Lake on Cheaha Creek, and is accessed via the popular Chinnabee Silent Trail.
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Whether a first time home buyer or seasoned retiree, Oxford is a special place to live. Oxford’s mild climate allows participation in outdoor activities all year round, a big plus if golf or tennis is your game.
Residents will tell you that Oxford is a great place for families. Children attend award-winning schools and have opportunities to participate in a variety of after-school activities. With several athletic programs to choose from, it’s clear that children can experience a variety of activities while growing up in Oxford.
Abikakutchee – Creek Indian Town
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The Indian village of Abikakutchee, also spelled “Abicouchie,” and “Abikudshi” was located, according to W. Stuart Harris’s Dead Towns of Alabama, “Situated on a mile-wide plain, Abikudshi was approximately a mile from where the Sylacauga Highway crosses over Tallassehatchee Creek, on the right bank of the creek, 5 miles east of the Coosa River, in Talladega County, Alabama.”
Abikakutchee was another Upper Creek Indian town located in Talladega County. The site was first recorded on maps in 1733 and a census in 1760 listed 130 Indian warriors living there. Those living there were later reported to have a few cattle, hogs and horses and to assist the white people who lived among them. The site of the town is a mile from where the Sylacauga Highway goes over Tallassehatchee Creek.
DeSoto Caverns Family Fun Park
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Childersburg Alabama 35044
Talladega County Alabama
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Gantt’s Quary had its own post office, which also served as a library. The post was moved from the Quarry to its new location behind the B.B. Comer Museum in Sylacauga.
Cheaha Falls is located on Cheaha Creek ,near Cheaha State Park, along the popular Chinnabee Silent Trail. It is upstream of Devil’s Den Falls. It is somewhere in the vacinity of 30′ tall.
Red Eagle Skeet & Trap
332 Holywood Blvd. Childersburg AL 35044
Red Eagle Skeet and Trap has been one of Alabama’s favorite shotgun clubs for over 50 years. Located just outside of Birmingham in Childersburg, Red Eagle offers shooters the opportunity to shoot skeet, trap, and five stand. We are an Amateur Trap Association club with monthly ATA shoots. Come out and see us!