“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New Hope in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Fort Deposit Trail

Fort Deposit Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, November 21, 2018
1. Fort Deposit Trail Marker
Inscription.  October, 1813, the Creek Civil War was threatening settlers in the Mississippi Territory. Governor William Blount of Tennessee called up 5,000 volunteers to protect the white population. Andre Jackson's soldiers followed a path through the Cherokee hunting ground to reach Fort Deposit at the mouth to Thompson's Creek on the Tennessee River. Fort Deposit Trail became the Old Gurley Pike and Main Drive in downtown New Hope. Many veterans of the War of 1812 followed the overland route to homestead the area.
Erected 2012 by New Hope Historical Association.
Location. 34° 32.193′ N, 86° 23.652′ W. Marker is in New Hope, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is on Main Street south of Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Hope AL 35760, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vienna (New Hope) (a few steps from this marker); Walnut Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Whitaker Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); Bethel Cemetery (approx. 5.6 miles away); Grant, Alabama: A Scenic Mountain Town (approx. 8 miles away); Pennsylvania Bell Tower (approx. 8.1 miles away); Becker Hall (approx. 8.1 miles away); Kate Duncan Smith - Daughters of the American Revolution School (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Hope.
Categories. War of 1812Wars, US Indian

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2018, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 27 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 19, 2018, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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