Poplar Head Spring

Poplar Head Spring (HMRK3)

Location: Dothan, AL 36301 Houston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 13.411', W 85° 23.379'

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Located near this marker is the Poplar Head Spring which served as a meeting place for Indian traders prior to the arrival of the white and black settlers. The Alibamu Indians of the Chattahoochee River basin met the Creeks of the Choctawahatchee River basin at the springs frequently to trade. The first whites and blacks arrived in the early 1830's. Of these the lumber and turpentine operators came first. They were followed by William Cawthon, a cattle king from Georgia. By 1858, the community now called Poplar Head had nine families. However, the turmoil of the War Between the States and Reconstruction resulted in virtual abandonment of the community. In 1881, only 3 families lived at Poplar Head Spring. However, by 1885, enough families had settled in Poplar Head to meet the minimum size needed to incorporate. Through a special election on November 10, 1885, Poplar Head community became Dothan, a city to be.
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HM NumberHMRK3
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Year Placed1978
Placed ByHistoric Chattahoochee Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 11:57pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 653383 N 3455491
Decimal Degrees31.22351667, -85.38965000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 13.411', W 85° 23.379'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 13' 24.66" N, 85° 23' 22.74" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 273-299 E Main St, Dothan AL 36301, US
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