Remove Ads
4.5
59 votes

Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall

13890 County Road 8, Florence, Alabama 35633 USA

Open Now
Fri 8a-4p
  • Independent
Add to Trip
Remove Ads

“only the stones will remain”

In northwest Alabama, Tom Hendrix has been building a stone wall for over 30 years in memory of his great-great-grandmother's journey. His great-great-grandmother Te-lah-nay was part of the Yuchi Indian tribe that lived near here along the Tennessee River in the 1800s. Her journey began when she and her sister Whana-le were sent to the Indian Territory of Oklahoma as part of the removal of native peoples from the southeast. But, that was only the beginning of her journey. Her tribe called the Tennessee River the Singing River because they believed a woman who lived in the river sang to them. When Te-lah-nay arrived in Oklahoma she said the streams and rivers did not sing to her and she longed for home. After spending one winter in Oklahoma she decides to head home. Even though she is alone the lessons that her grandmother taught her as a little girl help her overcome every peril and obstacle along the way. After enough adventure to literally fill a book she returns home and to the Singing River.

Read More >
Add Review
Thanks!
Your Rating
1
2
3
4
5

Reviewed by
zel1336

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
March 03, 2019
Rated 5.0

So interesting! Met the son of the man who built this! What a legacy!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
AweEng

  • 5 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
April 10, 2021
Rated 5.0

Touching, impressive, beautiful memorial/monument. Hard to imagine one man creating this wall by himself. On the Natchez Trace which is a wonderful drive itself.

Was this helpful?

Reviewed by
villagep

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
January 29, 2018
Rated 5.0

We have lots of old stonewalls in Vermont, but they pale in comparison to this wall; it is truly amazing and should not be missed!

Was this helpful?

Be the first to add a review to the Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall.

Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall

13890 County Road 8
Florence, Alabama
35633 USA
Remove Ads

Hours

Open now until 4:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Problem with this listing? Let us know.

Has RV parking changed? Let us know.

Remove Ads
  • Unavailable
    Parking
  • Unknown
    Pets Allowed
  • Unknown
    Restrooms
  • Unknown
    Wifi
  • Unknown
    Wheelchair Accessible
  • Unknown
    Credit Cards Accepted
See More Details (1)
Remove Ads

Nearby Hotels

Counce, Tennessee
FastBook
$$

Click to discover a
great deal!

Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Florence, Alabama
FastBook
$

Click to discover a
great deal!

Florence, Alabama
FastBook

Click to discover a
great deal!

Muscle Shoals, Alabama
FastBook

Click to discover a
great deal!

Remove Ads

Related Trip Guides

Remove Ads
914512