Place:McIntosh, Washington, Alabama, United States

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NameMcIntosh
Alt namesMcIntosh Bluffsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1013766
TypeTown
Coordinates31.266°N 88.031°W
Located inWashington, Alabama, United States
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McIntosh is a town located in Washington County, Alabama, along U.S. Highway 43. It is south of Wagarville and north of Mobile. It was named for William McIntosh, a prominent Creek chief of the nineteenth century. The town and county have a high proportion of residents who are members of the MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians, a state-recognized tribe of people of the Muskogean-speaking language family.

As of the 2006 census estimate, the population of the town is 3646. It has one site, Andrews Chapel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

McIntosh is near the site of where Aaron Burr was arrested in 1807 while the area was part of the Mississippi Territory. He was captured by U.S. Army Lt. Edmund P. Gaines in the town of Wakefield, a few miles to the north, and then confined to Fort Stoddert. A historic marker has been placed to document this event.

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