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

United States Indian Trading Post

 
 
United States Indian Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 30, 2018
1. United States Indian Trading Post Marker
Inscription.  
The Battle of Horseshoe Bend, March 1814, ended the Creek Indian War. General Andrew Jackson met with Chief William Weatherford and signed the Treaty. The Creek Indians returned to their own land in the southeast Alabama territory.

Travel over the completed Federal Road brought more people into the new territory before Alabama became a state in 1819.

The United States government established the Indian trading post to provide food and supplies to the Indian people.

The Fort Mitchell Indian Trading Post was built in 1817. Major Daniel Hughes was appointed United States factor. Supplies were ordered and traded to the Indians in exchange for furs.

More traders along the Federal Road and slow delivery of government supplies brought on the closing of the trading post in 1821.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNative AmericansWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1814.
 
Location. 32° 20.782′ 
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N, 85° 1.039′ W. Marker has been reported unreadable. Marker is in Fort Mitchell, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker is on Old Federal Road, 0.2 miles east of Alabama Route 165, on the left when traveling east. The marker is near the replica of a United States Indian Trading Post at the Fort Mitchell National Historic Landmark. The entrance to the landmark is just south of James Cantey Boulevard from Alabama State Highway 165. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Mitchell AL 36856, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Fort Mitchell (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Fort Mitchell (here, next to this marker); Lafayette's Tour (a few steps from 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); Archaeology And Our Understanding of the Creek People (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Mitchell.
 
United States Indian Trading Post replica and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 30, 2018
2. United States Indian Trading Post replica and Marker
United States Indian Trading Post image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 16, 2024
3. United States Indian Trading Post
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2024. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 502 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   3. submitted on February 16, 2024, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Jun. 12, 2024