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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cusseta AL 36852, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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"
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(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 (approx. 6.9 miles away); Fairfax Kindergarten (approx. 6.9 miles away); Armed Forces Tribute (approx. 7 miles away); Oak Bowery (approx. 8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Fort Cusseta Historic Site. (Submitted on February 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Fort Cusseta Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 8, 2014
2. Fort Cusseta Marker Area
Fort Cusseta Ruins image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 8, 2014
3. Fort Cusseta Ruins
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,470 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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