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

Spanish Fort

Alabama

 
 
Spanish Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
1. Spanish Fort Marker
Inscription.
Historic Spot
of the Deep South

 
Erected 1958 by Spanish Fort Historical Society.
 
Location. 30° 40.263′ N, 87° 53.699′ W. Marker is in Spanish Fort, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Spanish Fort Boulevard and Blakeley Way (County Road 72). Touch for map. Located in front of the Spanish Fort City Hall, Community Center and Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7361 Spanish Fort Boulevard, Spanish Fort AL 36527, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Spanish Fort (approx. one mile away); Confederate Redoubt No. 3 / Gibsonís Brigade (approx. 1.1 miles away); Confederate Main Line of Resistance (approx. 1.2 miles away); Red Fort (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ft. McDermott Confederate Memorial Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort McDermott (approx. 1.2 miles away); Confederate Drive (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Union First Parallel / Union Siege Battery No. 16 (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spanish Fort.
 
Also see . . .  History of Spanish Fort from the city web site. (Submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Spanish Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
2. Spanish Fort Marker
Photo shows 3 of the six flags flown over Spanish Fort:
France: 1712 - 1763
Britain: 1763
Spain: 1781
United States of America: 1810 with the annexation of west Florida under President James Madison
Alabama Territory: Established in 1819
Confederacy: 1861 ( Alabama joined the Confederate States, which collapsed in 1865)

 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNotable PlacesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Marker in front of Spanish Fort Community Center. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
3. Marker in front of Spanish Fort Community Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 277 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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