Encompassed in the stories of The Ridge ancestors are noteworthy events, places and accomplishments that allow for the study and analysis of the present-day effect of early U.S. migratory and trade-good patterns and the impact on Native Americans, the economics of small-scale plantation life and tenant farming, pre and post Creek Indian-conflict and Civil War kinship and social dynamics and the evolution of the Black Belt region and heritage.


BY EXPOSING STUDENTS & OTHERS TO THIS HISTORY, OUR WORK CONNECTS THE PAST WITH THE PRESENT AND FUTURE  THROUGH ENCOURAGING CRITICAL THOUGHT & DIALOGUE ABOUT RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP, CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND THE PRESERVATION.OF RURAL DESCENDANT COMMUNITIES WHERE PEOPLE AND THEIR STORIES MATTER TO AMERICAN HISTORY.



Company Profile


We are a 501(c)3 Alabama-registered non-profit corporation founded 2011.  


Our staff and Board of Directors are volunteers. Donations, grants, and income from the sale of educational and other merchandise are used 100% to support our educational mission.

What we are doing

  • Archaeological excavation, research and analysis to add to the current body of knowledge about southeast pre-historic Native Americans, the Creek Indian Nation, The Federal Road and Alabama Fever migration.
  • Alabama standards-based K-12 education resource development for classroom and on-site interactive learning that allows for educator integration of core-academic subjects and student opportunity to hone critical thinking skills. Resource kits will be loaned to teachers at no cost.
  • Scholarly resource development to include design and implementation of field study opportunities in the Humanities and Social Sciences.for undergraduate and graduate students and others in academia.
  • Archiving genealogy, family and oral history records and information about the ancestors and descendants of The Ridge.
  • Operation of The Ridge Interpretive Center for the collection, preservation, display and interpretation of regional artifacts, maps, photos and other historical information to benefit historians and researchers from all backgrounds.  

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