Creek Indian Removal

Creek Indian Removal (HM1M7C)

Location: Uriah, AL 36480 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 15.588', W 87° 29.616'

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Little River was the home of Creek Chief William Weatherford, also known as War Chief Red Eagle. This was the area of much discussion and debate, bringing the Creeks into the War of 1812 and the Creek Civil War of 1813-1814. These events weighed heavily in the land forfeiture in the Treaty of Fort Jackson (Toulouse) in 1814. Weatherford surrendered to Andrew Jackson, ceding away the largest single tract of land in Alabama. This treaty set the stage for the forced Creek removal (Trail of Tears) of the 1830s. Alabama remains the home of many Creek Indians today, including the Poarch Band of Creek Indian reservation in Escambia County.
HM NumberHM1M7C
Year Placed1998
Placed ByThe Alabama Indian Affairs Commission and the Alabama Forestry Commission
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Date Added Sunday, July 26th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 453005 N 3458499
Decimal Degrees31.25980000, -87.49360000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 15.588', W 87° 29.616'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 15' 35.28" N, 87° 29' 36.96" W
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Area Code(s)251
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near H-Kyle Rd, Uriah AL 36480, US
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