Whether you enjoy fishing, bird watching, water sports, boating, hunting, kayaking, or just lounging on the porch, these properties are nestled away on the Alabama River, and are sure to satisfy any outdoor loving person. This historic waterfront community is located on House Creek and the Alabama River adjacent to Holy Ground Battlefield Park in Lowndesboro, Alabama.There are currently 59 remaining waterfront properties available to call home or a weekend getaway for you and your family. History of the Land: The Battle of Holy Ground was a battle fought on December 23, 1813 between the United States militia and the Red Stick Creek Indians during the Creek War. The battle took place at Econochaca, the site of a fortified encampment established in the summer of 1813 by Josiah Francis on a bluff above the Alabama River, in what is now Lowndes County, Alabama. It was one of three encampments erected by Red Stick Creeks that summer. In addition to the physical defenses, Creek prophets performed ceremonies at the site to create a spiritual barrier of protection. Hence the Creek name "Econochaca," loosely translated as holy ground, but properly translated as sacred or beloved ground.On December 22, 1813, Claiborne's force set up camp about 10 miles (16 km) south of Econochaca. Upon learning of this, the Creeks, under William Weatherford a.k.a Red Eagle, evacuated women and children from settlement. Weatherford's Creeks numbered around 320 men. On December 23 Claiborne attacked the defenses, killing between 20 and 30 Red Stick warriors and losing one man himself. Most of the Creeks escaped, with Red Eagle riding his horse Arrow over the bluff and into the river while under fire. The U.S. forces then destroyed the encampment and the Creek supplies.Holy Ground Battlefield ParkAbout a mile from the entrance from Holy Ground Plantation is the home to Holy Ground Battlefield Park, maintained by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Then site was added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on May 26, 1976.Archaeological SiteCurrently part of Holy Ground Plantation is owed by the Archaeological Conservancy which has active and inactive dig sites on a portion of Holy Ground Plantation.
This historic waterfront community is located on House Creek and the Alabama River adjacent to Holy Ground Battlefield Park in Lowndesboro, Alabama.