Historic Indians

Historic Indians (HMO36)

Location: Danville, AL 35619 Lawrence County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 26.731', W 87° 10.716'

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Five Historic Indian tribes lived in this area. By 1701, The Yuchi were living at the shoals on the Tennessee River. In early 1700s the Yuchi left, some moving to the Cherokee Nation on the Hiwassee River, TN and others to Chattahoochee River, GA. After a dispute with the Cherokee, some Yuchi moved south to the AL - GA border. Although some Creeks lived in the area by the late 1700s, their lands lay south of the Tennessee Divide. The treaty of Fort Jackson took Creek lands in southern Lawrence County in 1814. The Shawnees moved to the shoals from the Cumberland and Ohio Rivers. Leftwich (1935) says the Chickasaws and Cherokees forced the Shawnees from the Tennessee Valley in 1721. By 1760, Chickasaws moved into the Tennessee Valley from the west. The Chickasaw Boundary Treaty (10 Jan 1786) gave Chickasaws ownership of the area. In 1769, Cherokees challenged the Chickasaw in the Battle of Chickasaw Oldfields south of Huntsville.By 1770, Cherokees were established in Lawrence County. The Chickasaws and Cherokees lived in peace within the Tennessee Valley until the Turkey Town Treaty of 1816 mandated their removal. Today, descendants of the Creeks, Cherokees, and Chickasaws, among others, live in Lawrence County.
HM NumberHMO36
Placed ByLawrence County Historical Commission Inc
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 8:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 483593 N 3811570
Decimal Degrees34.44551667, -87.17860000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 26.731', W 87° 10.716'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 26' 43.86" N, 87° 10' 42.96" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21205 Unnamed Road, Danville AL 35619, US
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