Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Camp Beaty Brahan Spring Park
Brahan Spring Park, formerly Beaty's Spring, was the site of Camp Beaty, the encampment of Andrew Jackson's army of volunteers and militia after their celebrated non-stop march of "32 miles in 5 hours" from Fayetteville, Tennessee on October 11, 1813. The urgency of the forced march was in response to a threatened attack on the city of Huntsville by a war party of Creek Nation. Jackson had previously dispatched Colonel John Coffee's Second Regiment of Tennessee Volunteer Mounted Riflemen, including David Crockett, to scout the area and to restore confidence to the frontier.
Erected 2012 by Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 34° 42.317′ N, 86° 36.048′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Ivy Avenue SW and SW 1st Street, on the right when traveling south on Ivy Avenue SW. Touch for map. Marker is located in Brahan Spring Park under the Brahan Spring Recreational Service Road sign. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3770 Ivy Ave SW, Huntsville AL 35805, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Merrimack Mfg. Co. & Village / Joseph J. Bradley School (approx. half a mile away); The First Baptist Church Huntsville, Alabama (approx. 1.3 miles away); William Hooper Councill High School Site (approx. 1.3 miles away); C.B. "Bill" Miller Bridge (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fifth Avenue School (approx. 1½ miles away); Hermes Guided Missile (approx. 1½ miles away); Thrasher Memorial Fountain (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of the Huntsville Slave Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
Categories. • Native Americans • War of 1812 •
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