Horseshoe Bend National Military Park


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Horseshoe Bend National Military Park

Address:11288 Horseshoe Bend Rd
Daviston, AL 36256

Phone:256-234-7111
Fax:256-329-9905
Web: www.nps.gov/hobe/
Size: 2,040 acres.
Established: Authorized on July 25, 1956.
Location:In east central Alabama, on AL 49, 12 miles north of the town of Dadeville.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), boat ramp, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Hiking, canoeing, fishing, auto touring, living history programs.
Special Features:On March 27, 1814, at the "horseshoe bend" in the Tallapoosa River, General Andrew Jackson's forces and an army of 3,300 men attacked 1,000 Upper Creek warriors and opened large parts of Alabama and Georgia for settlement. More than 800 Upper Creeks died defending their homeland.

See other parks in Alabama.
References in periodicals archive ?
Thomas Pinckney, On the Battle ground, in the Bend of the Talapoose, 28th March 1814," Horseshoe Bend National Military Park.
From a display panel, Horseshoe Bend National Military Park.
National Park Service, "Horseshoe Bend," official park guide, acquired at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, July 2007.
From an unnamed drawing, "Fort Mims Massacre," Horseshoe Bend National Military Park.
From a posted quotation, "GENERAL ORDERS," Horseshoe Bend National Military Park.
From a posted document, "Treaty of Fort Jackson, August 9, 1814," Horseshoe Bend National Military Park.
From a posted document, "Red Eagle Surrenders, 1814," Horseshoe Bend National Military Park.