Friends of Oakville Indian Mounds, Inc

Dr. William Borden
1219 County Road 187
Danville, AL 35619
Phone: 256-905-2494
Fax: 256-905-2428


The nonprofit corporation has been organized for the purpose of promoting the educational opportunities offered by Oakville Indian Mounds Park and Museum located in Lawrence County, Alabama through its preservation and enjoyment. We engage in activities to protect, enhance and promote the historical, cultural, educational, recreation, and sports activities of the Park. We promote the awareness of the history and cultural value of the Park and Museum and understanding of the indigenous historical Indian culture and its local, regional and national impact. We are guided in this quest by the spirit and wisdom of Indian Chief Doublehead who lead the Cherokee Indians in this area.

Specific issues:

We are seeking matching funds for land acquisition to enlarge the 83 acre complex and to protect the 2000 year old Copena Ceremonial Mound from encroachment. It is the largest Woodland Period Ceremonial Mound in Alabama. We are seeking funds to fence the 2000 year old burial mound to protect it from further attempts at illegal excavation and to protect the ancient false crypts in the Old Settler's Cemetery located on top of the burial mound. We are seeking funds to add staff at the park, to make additional outdoor improvements, and to enhance the interactive learning materials in the museum. These are but a few of the projects that we hope to fund for the Lawrence County Board of Education to complete at the Park.


To make contributions to the organization to meet Park needs, become a Supporter of FOOIM. Levels of giving are available as follows:
FOOIM Supporter - $50
FOOIM Senior Supporter - $30
FOOIM Family Supporter - $100
FOOIM Patron Supporter - $500
FOOIM Corporate Supporter - $1000+

Mail contributions to:
Friends of Oakville Indian Mounds, Inc.
C/O Oakville Indian Mounds Park and Museum
1219 County Road 187
Danville, Alabama 35619

We will furnish a receipt for tax purposes upon request. If you have questions, please call 256-905-2494.

Affiliations and Supporters:

- Alabama Legislature
- WildSouth, a not for profit environmental organization based in Alabama.
- Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce
- Lawrence County Commission
- Lawrence County Board of Education
- Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel
- Daniel Foundation of Alabama 
- 3M Corporation
- We support other historical sites and points of interest in Lawrence County including the Jesse Owens Park and Birthplace located less than 1/4 mile from the Oakville Indian Mounds Park, Bankhead National Forest, and Pond Spring, the home of Civil War General Joseph Wheeler, Jesse Owens Runners Club, Inc., the Lawrence County Indian Parent Committee, and Charlotte Hallmark, chief of the Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama.


FOOIM Board Members are as follows: Martha Cantrell, Dr. Charles Borden, Wheeler Pounds, Celeste Walker, Wendell
Logan, Stanley Johnson, Lamar Marshall, Willie Hood, Dr. Bill Borden. Advisor to the Board - Ricky Butch Walker, Indian and regional historical writer, Park Coordinator and Supervisor of the Lawrence County Indian Education Program.


Oakville Indian Mounds Featured in 2005 National Geographic Geo Tourism Map
Guide to Appalachian Region
Woodland Indian Ceremonial Mound - Largest in Alabama Multicultural Indian Festival Native American Dancers Copena Indians Burial Mound and Old Settlers Cemetery Seqouyah in the Oakville Museum

Last Updated: January 26, 2012

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