Turkey Town Monument

Turkey Town Monument (HMHTO)

Location: Gadsden, AL 35901 Etowah County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 3.969', W 85° 55.722'

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Chief Turkey-Turkey Town Valley Expedition-May We Never Forget

The surrounding area and this well was part of Turkey's Town, once a capitol of the proud Cherokee Nation. Chief Turkey was the principal chief during the late 1700's.

On October 25, 1864, the Turkey Town Valley Expedition of the XV Corps Union Army led by Major General Peter J. Osterhaus was stopped by the Confederate Calvary led by Joseph Wheeler at this site. Total casualties: US 287 CS 92.

May we never forget the men and women of Turkey Town Valley who labored and fought to preserve their southern heritage and freedom. This stone is then dedicated in their honor. Erected by Turkey Town Valley Camp 1512 Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Series This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series
Placed ByTurkey Town Valley Camp 1512 Sons of Confederate Veterans
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 1:18pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 598857 N 3770008
Decimal Degrees34.06615000, -85.92870000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 3.969', W 85° 55.722'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 3' 58.14" N, 85° 55' 43.32" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 331 McKee Cir, Gadsden AL 35901, US
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