By W. Stuart Harris
This easy-to-use reference paintings records the various long-vanished cities, forts, settlements, and previous nation capitals that have been as soon as thriving groups of Alabama. useless cities of Alabama isn't really basically a sequence of obituaries for lifeless cities. in its place, it brings again to existence eighty three Indian cities, seventy seven citadel websites, and 112 colonial, territorial, and nation cities. W. Stuart Harris inspires a wealth of attention-grabbing photos from Alabama's wealthy and colourful past--images of existence because the Indians lived it, of colonial lifestyles within the desert, of Spanish explorers and French exiles, of hazard and romance, of riverboats and railroads, of plantations and gold mines, of stagecoaches and ferries. total, it offers a completely soaking up landscape of Alabama's early history.Here we find out about former capitals--St. Stephens and Cahaba--that have deteriorated to mouldering ruins now. We find out 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 attention-grabbing account, crammed anew with the bustling job in their former inhabitants.First released in 1977, useless cities of Alabama is a different guidebook to each area of the nation. it truly is a useful source for historians, scholars, travelers, and an individual drawn to exploring Alabama's attention-grabbing ancient and cultural earlier.
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88 The French census of 1760 showed the town (in its Alabama location) with a population of 150 warriors. . "91 During the Creek War of 1813-14, the inhabitants of this town not only remained at peace with the whites, but also fought against the Red Sticks. Their chieftain, William McIntosh, and his warriors joined General John Floyd's Georgia militiamen and fought bravely at the battles of Autossee and Horseshoe Bend. 92 Kaxa. 93 Very little is known about Kaxa. "94 Koasati (Coosauda, Coshattee, Coassati, Coosau-dee).
General John Coffee, with the force of 400 men, saved Jackson's camp by charging into the enemy, driving them for two miles, and then burning their encampment (probably the town of Imukfa). 84 Kailaidshi (Kiliga, Killeegko, Kialige, Kiolege). " Tecumseh, the Shawnee chieftain, visited the town in 1811 and addressed the inhabitants while standing on a seven-foot-high stone. When the villagers decided to remain friendly with the whites, Red Sticks burned the town. 86 Kawita Talahassi (Old Coweta, Lower Kawita, Caouritas).
The French census of 1760 listed the town with a population of 130 warriors, while a year later the British trade regulations showed it with 90 hunters. 138 Okchayudshi (Oucchanya, Little Okchayi). On the east bank of the Coosa River, this Upper Creek Village was ¼ mile from Fort Toulouse, in Elmore County. 139 The town was of Alabama (Alibamu) origin. On the Danville map of 1732 it was shown to be on the opposite side of the Coosa from its later location. 140 When the French were forced to abandon Fort Toulouse in 1763, the Indians mentioned in the above two divisions were granted permission by the British to migrate and build a settlement on the west side of the Tombigbee River, but they returned to their ancient town sites in 1767.