By W. Stuart Harris
This easy-to-use reference paintings records the various long-vanished cities, forts, settlements, and previous country capitals that have been as soon as thriving groups of Alabama. useless cities of Alabama isn't only a sequence of obituaries for useless cities. as a substitute, it brings again to lifestyles eighty three Indian cities, seventy seven castle websites, and 112 colonial, territorial, and nation cities. W. Stuart Harris evokes a wealth of interesting pictures from Alabama's wealthy and colourful past--images of lifestyles because the Indians lived it, of colonial lifestyles within the barren region, of Spanish explorers and French exiles, of chance and romance, of riverboats and railroads, of plantations and gold mines, of stagecoaches and ferries. total, it provides a completely soaking up landscape of Alabama's early history.Here we know about former capitals--St. Stephens and Cahaba--that have deteriorated to mouldering ruins now. We know about as soon as thriving communities--county seats, river landings and crossings, buying and selling posts, junctions, and different settlements--that time has forgotten. Absent from such a lot maps, those websites come alive back in Harris's interesting account, crammed anew with the bustling job in their former inhabitants.First released in 1977, lifeless cities of Alabama is a distinct guidebook to each area of the kingdom. it's a useful source for historians, scholars, travelers, and a person attracted to exploring Alabama's fascinating historic and cultural prior.
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126 During the Creek War of 1813-14, the inhabitants of Nauche remained peaceful and refused to join the Red Stick movement. 127 Niuyaka. 128 Hawkins stated that "these people lived formerly at Tote-pauf-cau, on Chat-to-ho-che, and moved thence in 1777. They would not take part in the war between the United States and Great Britain [the American Revolution], and determined to retire from their settlements, which, through the rage of war, might feel the effects of the resentment of the people of the United States, when roused by the conduct of the red people, as they were placed between the combatants.
The town last appeared on De Crenay's map in 1733. 123 Nauche (Natchez, Nau-chee, Naotche). This town was on Tallasseehatchee Creek, 4 miles west of Sycamore, in Talladega County. 124 The Natchez Indians originally were on the lower Mississippi River. Warfare with the French had so reduced their ranks that they were forced to abandon their villages in 1729 and take refuge with other tribes. 125 In 1799, Benjamin Hawkins stated that the "settlements are scattered on both sides of the creek for two miles; they have no worm fences, and but little stock.
52 In 1820 the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions established a school Page 9 and church at Creek Path under the superintendency of the Reverend William Potter. This mission continued in operation until the Cherokees left Alabama for Oklahoma. 53 Crowtown (Kagunyi). 54 One of the Five Lower Towns of the Cherokees on the Tennessee River, Crowtown was considered one of the most important towns in the Tennessee Valley. Chickamauga Cherokees under the leadership of "The Crow" founded the town in 1782.