Fort Mitchell in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
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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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Native Americans • War of 1812 • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1813.
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. Marker is located on the grounds of the Fort Mitchell Historic Landmark Park, about half-mile from the main entrance next to the fort. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 561 Highway 165, 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 marker. A different marker also named Fort Mitchell (here, next to this marker); United States Indian Trading Post (here, next to this marker); Fort Mitchell Military CemeteryAsbury 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); The Creek Nation / The Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center (approx. ¼ mile away); Pokkecheta, or the Ball Play (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,720 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 10, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 2, 3. submitted on December 31, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. 4. submitted on July 10, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on December 31, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.