Baldwin County is also quite large, I think I read somewhere that it is the largest county in Alabama. I'll fess up, that when Man and I got in Big Butt, I really did not have a handle on just how far we were going one way. (Shhhh, don't tell Man, I just checked and it is like 75 miles one way, GULP!)
My goal for the day was to get to William Weatherford's burial spot, in very northern Baldwin County. Why??? Cause it was there and I wanted to see. Why??? Cause - - -
William Weatherford, aka Red Eagle's burial place.
His mother, Sehoy Tate Weatherford,
a Creek Nation Princess of the Wind Clan is also buried here.
You can learn more about Red Eagle here or try a good ole Google search.
After we left here, we started the trek back towards Tana and Gulf Shores, stopping at several other historical places, including Fort Mims, the site of a horrific massacre, in which over 500 people died. You can learn more about Fort Mims here.
*Something kinda strange about Fort Mims, as soon as I walked through that East Gate and was standing on the inside, there was a peculiar odor. Man thinks it was some preservative used on the poles of the walls. I could not tell, but felt it was a bit bizarre and eerie. I could not smell it close to the poles, but, could smell it when I was about 6 foot or more from the walls.
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