Near Tensaw in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
— 500 yards →
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • Wars, US Indian.
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10961 Boatyard Road, Stockton AL 36579, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Mims And The Creek Indian War, 1813-14 (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Mims Massacre (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ephraim Kirby's Grave (approx. Fort Stoddert (approx. 10.4 miles away); Old Military Road and Old Federal Road (approx. 11.1 miles away); Historic Stockton / Old Schoolyard Park (approx. 11½ miles away); Mt. Nebo Death Masks (approx. 11.9 miles away); Stockton Presbyterian Church (approx. 12 miles away).
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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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 486 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.