The Creek Trail of Tears

The Creek Trail of Tears (HMHCC)

Location: Fort Mitchell, AL 36856 Russell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 20.694', W 85° 1.302'

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Approximately one mile due east of this marker, back down the Old Federal Road, called by frontiersmen and Indians the Three Notched Trail or the Three Chopped Way, stood Fort Mitchell, an early 19th century American fort that in 1836 was one of the principal gathering places for the forced removal of the Creek Indians from their homes on the Chattahoochee River to the West. Weakened by starvation, defrauded of their lands and swindled out of most of their possessions, thousands of Creeks, including some in chains and shackles, made the forced journey from Alabama to what is now Oklahoma, where many of their descendants now live. Alabama, also remains the home of many Creek Indians today.
Series This marker is part of the Trail of Tears series
Year Placed1996
Placed ByThe Alabama Indian Affairs Commission / The Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Association
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 6:17am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 686174 N 3580386
Decimal Degrees32.34490000, -85.02170000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 20.694', W 85° 1.302'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 20' 41.64" N, 85° 1' 18.12" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Champion Rd, Fort Mitchell AL 36856, US
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