Attapulgus – Emathchee Town

Attapulgus – Emathchee Town

The town’s name is an Indian word meaning “Dogwood”; due to the abundance of attapulgite, which makes up the clay soil throughout much of the Southeast, the mineral was named after the town.   Link to Dale Cox on Attapulgus.

Census of Attapulgus – or Emathchee Town, May 1833

Indian Removal Records – Senate Doc. 512 Vol 4, Pt 14

1833 Census of the Apalachicola Indian Towns, including
Seminole & Apalachicola Indian records & miscellaneous other Information

Wiki on Attapulgus

Special thanks to Robert Page.

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