Indian Village of Costa

Indian Village of Costa (HM261N)

Location: Cedar Bluff, AL 35959 Cherokee County
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N 34° 13.216', W 85° 36.256'

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This general area is believed to be the site of the Indian village of Costa visited by DeSoto July 2, 1540. The very old cedar trees may have been here at that time. They are some of the largest in the Southeast. These cedars are among the comparatively few remaining on the bluffs of the Coosa from which Cedar Bluff derived its name.

The log building was originally built as a blacksmith shop c. 1832 by G.J. Williamson an early settler. It contains many tools of that period and is believed to be one of the oldest, if not the oldest structure in the county still in use.

The house is the third on this site, the first a log structure, the second an American Gothic type structure, and the present a modified replica of a Virginia Farm house of the 1600's.
HM NumberHM261N
Placed ByCherokee County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, March 15th, 2018 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 628564 N 3787459
Decimal Degrees34.22026667, -85.60426667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 13.216', W 85° 36.256'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 13' 12.96" N, 85° 36' 15.36" W
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Area Code(s)256
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3655 Old Alabama 9, Cedar Bluff AL 35959, US
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