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Near Tensaw in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Mims

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Fort Mims Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
1. Fort Mims Marker
Inscription.
Here in Creek Indian War 1813-14
took place most brutal massacre
in American history.
Indians took fort with heavy loss,
then killed all but about 36
of some 550 in the fort.
Creeks had been armed by British
at Pensacola in this phase
of War of 1812.

 
Erected 1955 by the Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 31° 10.584′ N, 87° 50.156′ W. Marker is near Tensaw, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is at the intersection of Boatyard Road (County Road 80) and Fort Mims Road, on the left when traveling west on Boatyard Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10961 Boatyard Road, Stockton AL 36579, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Mims And The Creek Indian War, 1813-14 (approx. ľ mile away); Fort Mims Massacre (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Stockton / Old Schoolyard Park (approx. 11.5 miles away); Mt. Nebo Death Masks (approx. 11.9 miles away); Stockton Presbyterian Church (approx. 12 miles away); Fort Stoddert (approx. 12.4 miles away); Mt. Vernon Federal Highway (approx. 12.4 miles away); Bartramís Trail (approx. 12.4 miles away).
 
Related marker.
Fort Mims entrance sign image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
2. Fort Mims entrance sign
Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Mims Battle and Massacre. (Submitted on July 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. History of Fort Mims. From the Fort Mims Restoration Association web site. (Submitted on July 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWars, US Indian
 
Fort Mims blockhouse and stockade recreation. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
3. Fort Mims blockhouse and stockade recreation.
Wide view of marker area. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
4. Wide view of marker area.
Former homesite of Samuel Mims. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
5. Former homesite of Samuel Mims.
Fort Mims Map image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
6. Fort Mims Map
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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