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

Fort Mims Massacre

 
 
Fort Mims Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
1. Fort Mims Massacre Marker
Inscription.  
In honor of the
men, women and children
massacred by Creek Indians
in brave defence of
Fort Mims Aug. 30, 1813.

 
Erected by U.S.D. 1912 in Ala.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the United States Daughters of 1812, National Society series list.
 
Location. 31° 10.816′ N, 87° 50.258′ W. Marker is in Tensaw, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker can be reached from Fort Sims Road 0.3 miles north of Boatyard Road (County Road 80). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10961 Fort Sims Road, Stockton AL 36579, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Mims (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ephraim Kirby's Grave (approx. 10˝ miles away); Fort Stoddert (approx. 10˝ miles away); Old Military Road and Old Federal Road
Mississippi Territorial Volunteers Killed and Survivors image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
2. Mississippi Territorial Volunteers Killed and Survivors
Over 400 people were inside Fort Mims on August 30, 1813
including men, women, and children of
European, Creek Indian, African and mixed heritage

Only God knows the names of all who perished or survived

Mississippi Territorial Volunteers

Of 100 men on duty over half remain unknown
{Names of those killed and those who survived}
(approx. 11.2 miles away); Mt. Nebo Death Masks (approx. 11.6 miles away); Historic Stockton / Old Schoolyard Park (approx. 11.7 miles away); Stockton Presbyterian Church (approx. 12.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Erected by the United States Daughters of 1912.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Mims Battle and Massacre. (Submitted on August 4, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. History of Fort Mims. (Submitted on August 4, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Tensaw Area Residents image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
3. Tensaw Area Residents
Official Documentation

{Names of those killed and those who survived}
Tensaw Area Residents image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
4. Tensaw Area Residents
List compiled from family histories some were killed but many survived

{Names of those killed and those who survived}

Slaves
{Names of those killed and those who survived}
Redstick Creek Warriors image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
5. Redstick Creek Warriors
Of 700 - 1000 Creek Warriors who attacked Fort Mims over 200 may have been killed
Only the following names are known

{Names of those who may have been killed}

Fort Mims sign image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
6. Fort Mims sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,037 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 4, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
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Jul. 12, 2020