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Near Fayetteville in Talladega County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

To The Memory of General Jackson

 
 
To The Memory of General Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, July 23, 2011
1. To The Memory of General Jackson Marker
Inscription. To The Memory of General Jackson and his Tennessee Volunteers while camped here 1814. He fought the Battle of Horseshoe Bend and discharged his Volunteers.
 
Erected 1933 by Fort Williams Memorial Association.
 
Location. 33° 9.216′ N, 86° 27.554′ W. Marker is near Fayetteville, Alabama, in Talladega County. Marker is on Gen. Jackson Memorial Dr south of Mallory Cir, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 256 Gen. Jackson Memorial Dr., Sylacauga AL 35151, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fayetteville (approx. 3.2 miles away); History of Wilsonville, Alabama (approx. 5.9 miles away); Wilsonville Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away); Confederate Forts (approx. 6.8 miles away); Machine Shop Smoke Stack (approx. 8.3 miles away); Steam Engine (approx. 8.3 miles away); Calera & Shelby Railroad (approx. 8.4 miles away); Columbiana, Alabama (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Fort Williams Cemetery is located about 14 miles west of downtown Sylacauga, Alabama near the entrance to Waters Edge Subdivision on the Coosa River. In 1814 Gen. Andrew
To The Memory of General Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, July 23, 2011
2. To The Memory of General Jackson Marker
Jackson ordered the building of Fort Williams to be used as a supply depot and staging area prior to the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. After the battle the fort became the final resting place of those who died in that battle. The fort served as a frontier fort thereafter up until the Creek Indian Removal during the 1830's. The fort itself was used as one of the collection points on the Trail of Tears.
 
Also see . . .  Alabama Trails - War of 1812, Fort Williams. (Submitted on August 6, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar of 1812
 
General Jackson Stone Marker Stands In The Middle of the Fort Williams Cemetery Site image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, July 23, 2011
3. General Jackson Stone Marker Stands In The Middle of the Fort Williams Cemetery Site
Looking South Along Gen. Jackson Memorial Drive. Entrance to Waters Edge Subdivision. image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, July 23, 2011
4. Looking South Along Gen. Jackson Memorial Drive. Entrance to Waters Edge Subdivision.
Fort Williams Cemetery Site located just past Waters Edge Subdivision entrance. image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, July 23, 2011
5. Fort Williams Cemetery Site located just past Waters Edge Subdivision entrance.
One of the 78 soldiers buried in the Fort Williams Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, July 23, 2011
6. One of the 78 soldiers buried in the Fort Williams Cemetery.
Elias Waddle
Tennessee
2 Lt. Laughmillerís Co.
Allisonís
East Tenn. Mil.
War of 1812
March 27, 1814

Elias Waddle was one of the 49 soldiers killed during the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 856 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 6, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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