The Upper Creek Indian Nation of Henry County
The area of Henry County was inhabited by the Upper Creek Indians until about the
Early to mid 1820’s. After Chief McIntosh ceded land to the white government the
Indians began dispersing to their lands west in Alabama. The Creek Nation bordered
The Cherokee Nation just north of Henry County across in a line along the path of
Stone Mountain. The Creeks and Cherokees were not friendly with one another.
That is why there are a heavy concentration of Indian sites across Henry County
Because these Indians were the front line so to speak with the Cherokee. There
Was a very interesting area of significance to the Creeks in the land between the
Big Cotton Indian Creek and the Little Cotton Indian Creek. There was a substantial
Community in this area prior to white settlement. There is an interesting ceremonial
Mound on the property adjacent to the Moseley Park. Indian graves also dot the landscape. Prior to
the Creek Indians living in the area there is evidence found in several
Sites across Henry County of the presence of the Woodland Indians of Prehistoric times.
Some artifacts found date from about 500 BC to about 1000 AD which predate the
Creek Nation in the area. Many artifacts are made of black obsidian which is volcanic
Glass. Much of this material comes from the Tennessee River Valley. Some very similar
Artifacts have been found at the Etowah Indian Mound site in Bartow County.
It was one of these sites that slowed the creation of the Cole Res. In extreme southern
Henry County on the Towaliga River basin.