Warriorstand, Alabama

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Warriorstand, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Warriorstand, Alabama is located in Alabama
Warriorstand, Alabama
Warriorstand, Alabama
Location in Alabama.
Coordinates: 32°18′43″N 85°33′12″W / 32.31194°N 85.55333°W / 32.31194; -85.55333
Country United States
State Alabama
County Macon
Elevation 489 ft (149 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 334
GNIS feature ID 128603

Warriorstand (also Warrior Stand) is an unincorporated community in Macon County, Alabama, United States.

History[edit]

The lands of Macon County were first occupied by Creek Indians.

In 1805, the Old Federal Road was built across the Creek Nation, connecting Milledgeville, Georgia with Fort Stoddert, Mississippi Territory. The Creek Indians were given authority to operate "houses of entertainment" along the route, and a tavern was established at "Warrior Stand", a stagecoach stop owned by Big Warrior, a prominent Creek Chief.[1] When Marquis de Lafayette visited the United States in 1824-1825, his party stayed one night at the tavern.[2]

The community had a Methodist Episcopalian Church, as well as a Masonic Grand Lodge (#115).

Today[edit]

The community today consists of a scattering of homes and farms located along County Road 10. The Ridge Macon County Archaeology Project is located in Warrior Stand. As well, the Warrior Stand Volunteer Fire Department has been recognized for its exceptional work providing rural fire safety education.[3] The baseball diamond at the South Macon Recreation Center in Warrior Stand is used for local competitions.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christopher, Raven M. (April 2012). "Archaeological Survey of the Old Federal Road in Alabama". Center for Archaeological Studies: University of South Alabama. 
  2. ^ Lewis, Herbert J. "Jim" (June 26, 2013). "Lafayette's Visit to Alabama". Encyclopedia of Alabama. 
  3. ^ "Tuskegee Fire Department and Warrior Stand Among Honorees". Tuskegee News. Nov 1, 2007. 
  4. ^ Nicholls, David (2000). Conjuring the Folk: Forms of Modernity in African America. University of Michigan Press. 
  5. ^ "Alabama Governor William Dorsey Jelks". National Governors Association. Retrieved Aug 28, 2013. 

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