Ribbon Cutting for Alabama Indigenous Mound Trail at Choccolocco Park
The giant mound that sits inside of Choccolocco Park was built by Native Americans thousands of years ago and will now be considered one of the area’s tourist attractions. Today was a very special day for the City of Oxford as council members held a dedication ceremony at Choccolocco Park for the Alabama Indigenous Mound Trail.
The park is now one of 13 sites that make up the Mound Trail. The Choccolocco Complex was the location of ceremonial ground to the Abihka, one of the most ancient tribal towns with the Muscogee Creek Nation. Throughout the park, there are several stations that help tell the story about the Abihka. Council member Steven Waits says its important for the community to know their history.
Waits also adds that he believes that the community should protect and preserve the earthwork landscapes because it’s who the community once was, before it was Oxford.