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

The Creek Trail of Tears

 
 
The Creek Trail Of Tears Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 28, 2009
1. The Creek Trail Of Tears Marker
Inscription. Approximately one mile due east of this marker, back down the Old Federal Road, called by frontiersmen and Indians the Three Notched Trail or the Three Chopped Way, stood Fort Mitchell, an early 19th century American fort that in 1836 was one of the principal gathering places for the forced removal of the Creek Indians from their homes on the Chattahoochee River to the West. Weakened by starvation, defrauded of their lands and swindled out of most of their possessions, thousands of Creeks, including some in chains and shackles, made the forced journey from Alabama to what is now Oklahoma, where many of their descendants now live. Alabama, also remains the home of many Creek Indians today.
 
Erected 1996 by The Alabama Indian Affairs Commission / The Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Trail of Tears marker series.
 
Location. 32° 20.694′ N, 85° 1.302′ W. Marker is in Fort Mitchell, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 165. Click for map. The Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center is adjacent to Fort Mitchell National Historic Landmark Site about 10 miles south of Phenix City, Alabama. Marker is at or near this postal address: 561 Highway 165, Fort Mitchell AL 36856, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Creek Trail of Tears Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 28, 2009
2. The Creek Trail of Tears Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indian Ball Ground (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); J.W. and Ethel I. Woodruff Foundation Interpretive Trail (about 500 feet away); Fort Mitchell Military Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Crowell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Asbury School and Mission (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Cantey (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Mitchell (approx. 0.3 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 . . .
1. Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center - Fort Mitchell, Alabama. (Submitted on January 1, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
2. History of the Old Federal Road. (Submitted on January 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative Americans
 
Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 28, 2009
3. Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center
Markers are located along the walkway leading up to the Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center atop of the hill.
Replica of Fort Mitchell on the site of the original 1813 fort. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 28, 2009
4. Replica of Fort Mitchell on the site of the original 1813 fort.
Fort Mitchell was built next to the Old Federal Road to provide protection for the early travelers from the hostile Indians. The Old Federal Road connected Fort Stoddert north of Mobile, Alabama to the Chattahoochee River about 3/4 of a mile east of Fort Mitchell.
The Creek Trails of Tears Maker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 28, 2009
5. The Creek Trails of Tears Maker
 
 
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