BURNT CORN, ALABAMA

OLD WOLF PATH


The "Old Wolf Path" is an old Indian trail and a horse path that passed through Burnt Corn and led to Pensacola, Florida. Some believe that this path is the route of modern day U.S. Highway 29 that also leads to Pensacola, Florida. The "Old Wolf Path" was often used by the Creek Indians to travel to Pensacola to trade with the Spanish who controlled Florida during that period. The Creek Indians were suprised and attacked on the path by the U.S. military at Burnt Corn Spring. That unsuccessful attack became known as the "Battle of Burnt Corn" which led to the Creek Indians War of 1812 and 1814.
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