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Cusseta in Lee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Cusseta

Chambers County

 
 
Fort Cusseta Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 8, 2014
1. Fort Cusseta Marker
Inscription. Following the signing of the Creek Treaty in 1832, the early white settlers constructed a 16 by 30 foot hand hewn log fort for protection against a possible Indian uprising from Cussetaw Indian Village on Osanippa Creek just north of here. Walls of the fort were 4 and 6 feet high, with portholes at height of 4 feet, still visible after 140 years. Last known fort of its kind in Southeast.
 
Erected 1978 by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
 
Location. 32° 47.075′ N, 85° 18.339′ W. Marker is in Cusseta, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive (County Road 83) and County Road 82, on the right when traveling south on Martin Luther King Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cusseta AL 36852, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid / Pat Garrett, "The Man Who Shot Billy the Kid" (approx. 3.1 miles away); Shady Grove Christian Church (approx. 6.3 miles away); Bean's Mill (approx. 6.4 miles away); Providence Baptist Church (approx. 6.8 miles away); Fairfax First Christian Church
Fort Cusseta Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 8, 2014
2. Fort Cusseta Marker Area
(approx. 6.9 miles away); Fairfax Kindergarten (approx. 6.9 miles away); Armed Forces Tribute (approx. 7 miles away); West Point Manufacturing Company (approx. 8.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Fort Cusseta Historic Site. (Submitted on February 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Fort Cusseta Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 8, 2014
3. Fort Cusseta Ruins
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 648 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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