Alabama's Heritage Mounds


Yet remain a standing mystery to the whites.  It is clear to every thinking mind that they were erected by a nation much farther advanced in civilization than any of the Indian tribes known to the whites.  They certainly date far back into the ages of antiquity, and were erected as monuments of great victories, or to commemorate the virtues of their renowned warriors. There was a mound on the bank of the Coosa, on the farm of William McCoy, about three miles from Rowel’s X Roads, that presented one feature not commonly found connected with the mounds of Cherokee. Before the land was cleared for cultivation, there was a trench or ditch clearly perceptible, about eight feet wide. It was traceable from the second bank of the river, running in a straight line west; then turning at right angles, it ran due south; then in a direct line back to the river. A poplar tree ten feet in diameter grew in and on the ditch.  In the centre of the area enclosed by this trench there was a mound eight or ten feet in height, covering about one half acre of land. The trench enclosed about four acres. The second year McCoy cultivated the mound land, his plow struck an oil­stone, breaking off a piece about six inches long.  He then dug down and took out the remaining portion of the stone. It was octagon in shape, beautifully polished, and bore upon its surface an inscription which no one there, alas! could  read.  What a pity it was not sent to some museum! I have often thought that stone in the hands of a scientist, might have become the key to the mysterious history of the Cherokee Indian Mounds.

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Source: Reminiscences of Early Settlement of Cherokee County, Alabama

Choccolocco Valley, Alabama, settled over 2500  years ago by Native Americans,  has lost many historic sites including the covered bridge and Native American mound shown below.

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Source: Choccolocco Valley, Alabama – some historic sites destroyed | Alabama Pioneers

okay – 1 more quick post:
TODAY IN ALABAMA History – “July 27, 1813 — The Battle of Burnt Corn Creek was fought and the American forces were routed. This was the first engagement of the Creek Indian War of 1813-1814″

  • C.J. Lee: A historic marker (dated 1954) in the Alabama city of Sylacauga indicates the site was settled in 1748 by Shawnee Indians from Ohio. It further state
  • taracat1210: The Shelby County area is THOUGHT to have been the Creek (Muscogee) Nation territory/homeland. The Faulkners who live in Sterret and Vandiver are desc
  • Lynnette: I am trying to find my heritage of Native American . I live in Shelby county on a road called bear creek road , which turns into wolf creek road . I a