Tukabatchee: Town of the Muscogee Creek Confederacy


In October 1811 at the Creek town of Tukabatchee, on the banks of the Tallapoosa River, the so-called National Council gathered to consider if and how to take advantage of the Federal Road. The famed Shawnee Chief Tecumseh rose to address the leaders present from a number of the various Creek tribes living in the Mississippi Territory, and the assembly grew quiet.

The Miracle of Mobile Bay

This story is not fiction. It is an amazing account of an episode in connection with the naval battle in Mobile bay, on August 5 1864, when the monitor Tecumseh was sunk in action. The names in the story, as told by Rear Admiral Goodrich, are real, and with the historic facts set forth are in the records of the great Civil war.

Senator John Hollis Bankhead

Bankhead was born on September 13, 1842, at Moscow, Marion County, Alabama (near present-day Sulligent, Alabama)

SENATOR JOHN HOLLIS BANKHEAD John Hollis Bankhead was born on his father’s farm in Marion (now Lamar) County on September 13, 1842. He was educated in the country schools of his native county and with this meager scholastic preparation became a man of solid and practical learning. He was married November 13, 1866 at Wetumpka, […]

Bell Tree Smith

William Anderson Smith aka Will Smith

The Legend Of Bell Tree Smith Credits: Taken From: The Gadsden Times, Gadsden, AL 1920 Written By: The Gadsden Times, by Will I. Martin. While the writer was driving through Rock Run the other day he recalled the story of Bell Tree Smith, a fantastic character who flourished in Cherokee County back in the nineties […]

Revolutionary War Soldiers in Alabama

Revolutionary War Soldiers in Alabama Source:  Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama, Being a List of Names, Compiled from Authentic Sources, of Soldiers of the American Revolution, who Resided in the State of Alabama by Thomas McAdory Owen 1911 – Transcribed by Annoymous   ADAMS, BRYANT, a resident of Montgomery county; private, particular service not shown; enrolled on September […]