Historic Downtown Opelika

Opelika Alabama

Downtown Opelika features Historic Railroad Avenue, where you can hear the whistles blow and enjoy the rumblings of trains as they travel through the city. The beautiful courtyard and fountain in Lee County Courthouse Square is the site of a variety of special events. History abounds at The Museum of East Alabama.

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Abihka Creek Indian Village

Abihka
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Abihka, Creek Indian Village History
The Abihka were the remnants of the 16th century “Chiefdom of Coosa.” A remnant of the Natchez people settled with the Abihka after being dispersed by the French in the 18th century. Abihka was one of the four mother towns of the Muscogee Creek confederacy. It is now a ceremonial ground in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma. Abihka is also sometimes used to refer to all Upper Creek (or Muscogee) peoples.

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Monroe County Alabama

 

Monroe County Alabama, located in the southwest part of the state, has a population of 23, 068. The county seat is Monroeville Alabama. For thousands of years the area was inhabited by indigenous peoples. In historic times, it was primarily the territory of the Creek peoples, who became known to European-American settlers as one of the Five Civilized Tribes of the Southeast.  

 
Monroe County Alabama Cities:
Monroeville, Alabama
Monroe County Alabama Towns:
Beatrice, Alabama
Excel, Alabama
Frisco City, Alabama
Vredenburg, Alabama
Monroe County Alabama Communities:
Megargel, Alabama
Peterman, Alabama
Uriah, Alabama
Buena Vista, Alabama
Burnt Corn, Alabama
Finchburg, Alabama
Franklin, Alabama
Goodway, Alabama
Manistee, Alabama
Mexia, Alabama
Natchez, Alabama
Old Salem, Alabama
Old Texas, Alabama
Perdue Hill, Alabama
River Ridge, Alabama
Scratch Ankle, Alabama
Tunnel Springs, Alabama
Wainwright, Alabama
Monroe County Alabama Ghost Towns:
Claiborne, Alabama
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CREEK INDIAN TRIBE OF ALABAMA

CREEK INDIAN TRIBE OF ALABAMA
NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES OF ALABAM INDEX
THE PRE-REMOVAL PERIOD, 1546-1826
The name Creek derives from “Ochese Creek Indians,” the appellation first
given a part of this Indian confederation in British colonial documents in
1720. Ochese Creek was an old name for the Ocmulgee River in Georgia. The
easternmost tribes of the Creek Nation were living along the upper courses of
this stream when the English first initiated trade with them (Swanton 1952,
157; Wright 1951,128). “Creek” eventually became the popular designation for the whole confederated Nation. The terms Upper Creek (to designate the western tribes) and Lower Creek (for the eastern tribes) later became the stereotypic names used by Euro-American colonial officials.

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Native American Tribes of Alabama
The following list of American Indians who have lived in Alabama has been compiled from Hodge’s Handbook of American Indians, Swanton’s The Indian Tribes of North America and research of family and public documents. Some tribes listed may simply be variant spellings for the same tribe. Native American research is extremely difficult and time consuming. Many records do not exist and careless record keeping is evident in many documents. This is not to place blame on others because there were many factors which may have made the process of record keeping near impossible.

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Shelby County Alabama

Shelby County Alabama is located near the geographic center of the state of Alabama. The county seat of Shelby County is Columbiana Alabama. The county is named in honor of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky from 1792 to 1796 and again from 1812 to 1816.  

 

Shelby County Alabama History:
The original county boundaries encompassed lands acquired from the Creek Indians in the 1814 Treaty of Fort Jackson following their defeat at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. The first towns in the Cahaba Valley were Wilson’s Hill (now Montevallo) and Shelbyville (now Pelham).