The Indians of North Florida

Poarch Creek Indians


The Poarch Creek Indians are descendents of a segment of the original Creek Nation, which once covered almost all of Alabama and Georgia. Unlike many eastern Indian tribes, the Poarch Creeks were not removed from their tribal lands and have lived together for almost 200 years in and around the reservation in Poarch, Alabama. The reservation is located eight miles northwest of Atmore, Alabama in rural Escambia County, and 57 miles east of Mobile.

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is the only federally recognized Indian Tribe in the state of Alabama, operating as a sovereign nation with its own system of government and bylaws. The Tribe operates a variety of economic enterprises, which employ hundreds of area residents. Poarch Creek Indian Gaming manages three gaming facilities in Alabama, including: the Creek Entertainment Center in Atmore; Riverside Entertainment Center in Wetumpka; and, Tallapoosa Entertainment Center in Montgomery. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is an active partner in the state of Alabama, contributing to economic, educational, social and cultural projects benefiting both tribal members and residents of these local communities and neighboring towns.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians
5811 Jack Springs Road
Atmore, AL 36502

Phone Numbers

(251) 368-9136 x 2202 Chairman's Office
(251) 368-9136 x 2234 Tribal Administration
(251) 368-9136 x 2260 Human Resources
(251) 368-9136 x 2300 Health Department

Fax Numbers

(251) 368-1026 Chairman's Office
(251) 368-4502 Tribal Administration
(251) 368-0811 Human Resources
(251) 368-3757 Health Administration