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Fort Mitchell in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Mitchell

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Fort Mitchell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 28, 2009
1. Fort Mitchell Marker
Inscription. Built during Creek War 1813 by Georgia Militia on main Indian trade route to Tombigbee River.

U.S. Troops stationed here until 1837.

1836 Lower Creeks corralled here for forced removal to the West.
 
Erected 1954 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 32° 20.778′ N, 85° 1.038′ W. Marker is in Fort Mitchell, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 165. Click for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Fort Mitchell Historic Landmark Park, about half-mile from the main entrance next to the fort. Marker is at or near this postal address: 561 Highway 165, Fort Mitchell AL 36856, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Mitchell Military Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Crowell (about 600 feet away); Asbury School and Mission (about 600 feet away); James Cantey (about 600 feet away); Indian Ball Ground (approx. mile away); The Creek Trail of Tears
Replica of Fort Mitchell on the site of the orginal fort. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 28, 2009
2. Replica of Fort Mitchell on the site of the orginal fort.
Historical Marker stands next to the entrance to the fort on the left.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); J.W. and Ethel I. Woodruff Foundation Interpretive Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Markers Honoring our Veterans at Fort Mitchell (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Mitchell.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Mitchell in the Encyclopedia of Alabama. (Submitted on December 31, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryNative AmericansWar of 1812Wars, US Indian
 
Inside view of Fort Mitchell image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 28, 2009
3. Inside view of Fort Mitchell
Inside veiw of Fort Mitchell image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr
4. Inside veiw of Fort Mitchell
One of two blockhouses at Fort Mitchell image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 28, 2009
5. One of two blockhouses at Fort Mitchell
Sleeping Quarters inside the blockhouse image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 28, 2009
6. Sleeping Quarters inside the blockhouse
Fort Mitchell image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 28, 2009
7. Fort Mitchell
Has Been Designated A National Historic Landmark This site possesses National significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 1990 National Park Service United States Department of the Interior
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,179 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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