Fort Williams to Horseshoe Bend

Metal Detecting Talladega County Alabama:

Fort Williams to Horseshoe Bend

 
In March 1814, General Andrew Jackson mobilized the Tennessee Militia, made up of Volunteers from the East and West Tennessee Militias and the Thirty-Ninth U.S. Infantry for a full-scale campaign against the Red Sticks. General Jackson’s army totaled about 3,000 men. Jackson’s army left Fort Williams on the Coosa River (Mississippi Territory) and marched 52 miles through the forest in three days. Fort Williams, located at the mouth of Cedar Creek and the Coosa River in what is now Talladega County, Alabama was constructed in 1814 to serve as a supply depot preparatory to the Battle of Horseshoe Bend on March 27, 1814. Jackson and his troops made camp six miles north of Horseshoe Bend.

Bibb-County-Alabama

Historic Places and Ghost Towns in Bibb County Alabama

Historic Places and Ghost Towns in Bibb County Alabama
Affonee
Also known as Punyville. Post office in operation 1858-1866 and 1881-1903. Located along Affonee Creek about two miles west of Duff Settlement, Alabama. Ashby Station
Mentioned in “1865 Alabama: From Civil War to Uncivil Peace” by Christopher Lyle Mcilwain, Sr. as “Ashby station (lower case ‘s’) : “Wilson’s forces made quick work of the blast furnaces and rolling mill at the Bibb Naval Furnace at Brierfield near the Ashby station of the Alabama and Tennessee Rivers Railroad to Selma,…). Also mentioned in “The Story of Coal and Iron in Alabama” by Ethel Armes: “A branch railroad from Ashby station, one and a half miles distant, on the Alabama and Tennesse Rivers Railroad…”.

Historical Sites in Clarke County Alabama

Historical Sites in Clarke County Alabama
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Choctaw Corner Alabama
Choctaw Corner was a former town in Clarke County, Alabama. It is named for the nearby Choctaw Corner, which marked the border between the native Choctaw and Creek peoples prior to the Indian removal. The community was one of the earliest settlements in the county. Choctaw Corner had a post office by 1850. It was a prosperous community during the antebellum period and for many years afterwards.

HISTORICAL SITES IN ALABAMA

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Alabama Metal Detecting Clubs

Alabama Metal Detecting Clubs

Alabama Gold Camp
1398 Co. Rd. 5Lineville  AL  36266Phone:  1.256.396.0389gold@alabamagoldcamp.com
 
CENTRAL ALABAMA ARTIFACTS SOCIETY
Pratt, AlabamaPhone: 205-365-1115
South Alabama Historical Research & Recovery
“Dedicated to the preservation of historical artifacts”
City: Mobile Contact/Phone: (480) 201-1251 or email: Mike Smith
Meeting location: Golden Coral, 5327 Halls Mill Rd, Tillmans Corner, AL Meeting Time: First Tuesday of every month @ 7:00 pm
Southeast Treasure Hunters
Alabama Prospecting Supply789 Brentwood DriveGadsden, AL 35901mismar@att.netmlhudson1970@yahoo.com
Club meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Meetings begin at 7 PM
Tri-State Coin & Relic Hunters Club
Warrior Basin Treasure Hunters Association
City: Birmingham Location: Nikki’s West Restaurant 233 Finley Avenue West Birmingham, AL. 35204Contact/Phone: email: webmaster@wbtha.comMembership: $15 with an annual renewal of $10Website: http://wbtha.com/Comments: The club meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday nights of each month.

White Bluff

White Bluff, also known as Ecor Blanc, is a historic site located along the Tombigbee River not far from the city of Demopolis, Alabama. It is a chalk cliff, roughly one mile long. The upper portions of the cliff stood almost 80 feet (24 m) above the river before the construction of the Demopolis Lock and Dam downriver. It now averages about 30 feet (9.1 m) above the river. White Bluff was first named Ecor Blanc by 18th century French explorers and map makers.