"Horseshoe Bend - Jackson vs. Creeks" Horseshoe Bend National Military Park by MatthewMetcalfe

Horseshoe Bend is named after a bend in the Tallapoosa River. In 1814 Andrew Jackson fought the Creeks in what would become a major defeat for the Creek Nation. The Creeks had a small village inside the Horseshoe and fortified the area not surrounded by the Tallapoosa.

Unfortunately for the Creek Indians, Andrew Jackson with the assistance of other tribes (most notably the Cherokee) defeated the Creek Indians and killed 800 of the 1000 Creek soldiers were killed in the battle.

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  • Pros:Not visited a lot, good history and trails.
  • Cons:A little off the beaten path.
  • Last visit to Horseshoe Bend National Military Park: Jan 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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