Alexander City Travel Guide

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Alexander City Things to Do

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    by butterflykizzez04 Written Feb 8, 2014

    Alexander City First Methodist Church
    1872
    We have three distinct worship experiences - something for everyone. Our mission is to Connect our Community to Christ! What we mean by that is not only bringing people into a relationship with Jesus, but also bringing that same message out into the world we live in. We don't believe that God intended His church to stay in the walls of a building, but instead He intended us to go out and work in our communities to show the Grace and Love that He gave us through His Son

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    First United Methodist Church
    1872

    Following a fire in June 1902 that destroyed the Methodist Episcopal Church of the North Alabama Conference, along with most of downtown Alexander City, the church leadership chose to relocate to this site.
    Construction began in 1903 on the neoclassical Romanesque style house of worship. The foundation stones were collected from a nearby farm, and the bricks and timbers were fabricated by local craftsmen within walking distance of the site. The first service in the completed structure was held in May 1906.
    The church traces its origin to a small group of Methodists led by Rev. William T. Patillo, who joined with people of other denominations for a union revival held under a bush arbor in the village of Youngsville in the summer of 1872.
    [2001: 310 Green Street at Semmes Street in Alexander City 32.94745 N 85.95496 W ]

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    The best place to start your visit is at the Visitor Center, open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Restrooms, water fountains, exhibits, and bookstore are all located here. An information desk staffed by a National Park Service representative is available, as well as a bookstore operated by a non-profit education partner. Sales at the park bookstore directly contribute funds used for special events, education activities, and other programs that increase public understanding and engagement in the Horseshoe Bend story.

    The park’s official orientation film is shown on request in the auditorium. The Battle of Horseshoe Bend is a 22 minute exploration of the events leading up to as well as the tragic day of March 27, 1813 when over 600 people died on the green fields just outside the Visitor Center. The film is also available on DVD at the park bookstore or from EN

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    Horseshoe Bend National Military Park is a U.S. national military park managed by the National Park Service that is the site of the last battle of the Creek War on March 27, 1814. General Andrew Jackson's Tennessee militia, aided by the 39th U.S. Infantry Regiment and Cherokee and Lower Creek allies, finally crushed Upper Creek Red Stick resistance during the Battle of Horseshoe Bend at this site on the Tallapoosa River. Jackson's decisive victory at Horseshoe Bend broke the power of the Creek Nation.
    Over 800 Upper Creeks died defending their homeland. This was the largest loss of life for Native Americans in a single battle in the history of United States.[2]
    On August 9, 1814, the Creeks signed the Treaty of Fort Jackson, which ceded 23 million acres (93,000 km2) of land in Alabama and Georgia to the United States government

    Tour Road This 3 mile road includes a one-way loop and skirts the edge of the battlefield and winds along the bend of the Tallapoosa River for which the park is named. The speed limit is 15 miles per hour and is strictly enforced. Most of the area available from the Tour Road is designated a commemorative area with recreational activities prohibited except exploration by foot. 557 Creek warriors and 49 U.S. soldiers died on this ground, making it a solemn experience.

    Hiking A 2.8 mile long nature trail winds its way around the Battlefield and near Tohopeka Village, the site of a Creek Indian camp in the early 1800s. Those using the trail should wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, a jacket, and sunscreen. Bring water and a snack. The trail is mildly rigorous.

    Picnicking Horseshoe Bend NMP offers two picnic areas. The larger is located near the Visitor Center and includes two covered shelters. The smaller offers uncovered picnic tables near the Miller Bridge Boat Ramp on Highway 49. Picnicking is not permitted on the battlefield or in Tohopeka Village site. Tables and shelters are available on a first come, first served basis only.

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    • Hiking and Walking
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Alexander City Hotels

  • Hampton Inn Alexander City

    1551 Elkhatchee Road, Alexander City, Alabama, 35010, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Horseshoe Inn

    3146 Highway 280, Alexander City, Alabama, 35010, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Comfort Inn

    2945 Hwy. 280, (formerly Holiday Inn Express), Alexander City, Alabama, 35010, United States

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

  • Jameson Inn Alexander City

    4335 Hwy 280, Alexander City, Alabama, 35010, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Royal Inn Alexander City

    4000 Highway 280, Alexander City, Alabama, 35010, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

  • Mistletoe Bough Bed and Breakfast

    Mistletoe Bough Bed and Breakfast Inn is a well restored Queen Anne mansion with Southern Charm....

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  • Super 8 Alexander City

    4000 Us 280 Byp, Alexander City, AL 35010

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