The Creek Nation / The Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center Historical

The Creek Nation / The Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center Historical (HM1WSJ)

Location: Fort Mitchell, AL 36856 Russell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 20.661', W 85° 1.268'

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The Creek Nation

The Creek Nation was a loose confederacy of independent towns that ranks among the most sophisticated and powerful native political organizations in North American history. Largely speakers of the Muskogee dialect, the Creeks coalesced from remnants of prehistoric societies and thrived for centuries. At its height, the Nation consisted of about 22,000 people living in over seventy towns scattered throughout Alabama and Georgia. The Creek Nation was roughly organized into Upper and Lower districts. Many of the most important Lower Creek towns lay along the Chattahoochee.

The Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center

The Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center honors the legacy of the Creek Indians and all Native Americans of the lower Chattahoochee Valley. It was created by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission in collaboration with the Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Association and several local, state, and federal partners. The site is located at Fort Mitchell because it was a major assembly area for Creeks prior to their removal to the west. The center features a large sculpture symbolic of the Sacred Fire that sat at the heart of every Creek town and several other interpretive elements.
Year Placed2016
Placed ByThe Historic Chattahoochee Commission, Historic Columbus Foundation and the Illges Foundation
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Date Added Sunday, February 5th, 2017 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 686228 N 3580326
Decimal Degrees32.34435000, -85.02113333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 20.661', W 85° 1.268'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 20' 39.66" N, 85° 1' 16.08" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 567-581 AL-165, Fort Mitchell AL 36856, US
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