—Creek Heritage Trail —The town of Coweta was actually two separate Native American settlements and dozens of affiliated outlying communities occupied at different times in what is now northeastern Russell County. "Coweta Tallahassee" (old Coweta), regarded by most archaeologists and historians as the older, or original, of the two, was the site of significant Native American communities for hundreds of years stretching back prior to the time of Hernando De Soto's explorations of the Southeast in the 1540s. Its residents apparently abandoned or at least temporarily left it in the late 1600s when local Creeks moved eastward into what is now central Georgia after finding themselves in the crossfire between European colonial military powers. Upon their return a few decades later, they are believed to have established "New Coweta" a short distance upriver. Both observers and the Creeks themselves assumed a great degree of continuity between the two settlements. They are generally referred to by historians collectively as "Coweta."
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|Placed By||The Historic Chattahoochee Commission, WestRock, The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 5:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 688057 N 3593723|
|Decimal Degrees||32.46483333, -84.99905000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 27.89', W 84° 59.943'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 27' 53.4" N, 84° 59' 56.58" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 928 Broad St, Phenix City AL 36867, US|
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