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.
1833 Census of the Apalachicola Indian Towns, including
Seminole & Apalachicola Indian records & miscellaneous other Information
Special thanks to Robert Page.