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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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).

Atchinalgi : Creek Indian Village

Atchinalgi : Creek Indian Village
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On the east bank of the Tallapoosa River, in Randolph County, Alabama,  near the mouth of Cedar Creek was another Upper Creek village Atchinalgi. The community was destroyed on November 13, 1813 by General James White and his troops from Tennessee.  Wikipedia contributors, “James White (general),” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=James_White_(general)&oldid=827827679 (accessed March 20, 2018). Following the Fort Mims massacre of August 1813, Andrew Jackson and John Coffee led the Tennessee militia into northern Alabama in October of that year to engage a contingent of hostile “Red Stick” Creeks. The militiamen scored victories at the Battle of Tallushatchee (November 3) and at the Battle of Talladega (November 9).

Map of the Creek Cession according to the 1814 treaty

Abikakutchee

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.

Elmore County Courthouse in Wetumpka Alabama

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Elmore County Alabama

Elmore County is a county of the State of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 79,303. Its county seat is Wetumpka. Its name is in honor of General John A. Elmore. Elmore County was created by the Alabama legislature on 1866 Feb.