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

Caisson Trace

 
 
Caisson Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
1. Caisson Trace Marker
Inscription. A trail used in early times by Indians, Spanish Explorers, French Settlers and later by soldiers during the battle of Spanish Fort 1865. At one time a stream driven train paralleled this trace. Its ancient road bed can still be seen south of this site.
 
Erected 1960 by the Spanish Fort Historical Society.
 
Location. 30° 40.498′ N, 87° 54.888′ W. Marker is in Spanish Fort, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is at the intersection of Caisson Trace and Spanish Main Street, on the left when traveling west on Caisson Trace. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Caisson Trace, Spanish Fort AL 36527, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Main Line of Resistance (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Redoubt No. 3 / Gibsonís Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort McDermott (approx. ľ mile away); Ft. McDermott Confederate Memorial Park (approx. ľ mile away); a different marker also named Fort McDermott (approx. 0.3 miles away); Red Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); Spanish Fort (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Drive (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spanish Fort.
 
More about this marker.
Caisson Trace Marker at corner of Spanish Main Street and Caisson Trace. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
2. Caisson Trace Marker at corner of Spanish Main Street and Caisson Trace.
Over the last few years these markers have been repainted and repaired.
 
Categories. ExplorationNative AmericansRoads & VehiclesWar, US Civil
 
View of the old road bed behind speed limit sign. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
3. View of the old road bed behind speed limit sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 280 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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