Fort Adams (3)

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Fort Adams (3) (1798-1810) - A U.S. military post first established in 1798 by General James Wilkinson in present day Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Named after President John Adams. Abandoned in 1810.

Fort Adams (3) History

Established on 5 Oct 1798 and built out in 1798 and 1789 as an earthworks fort with a barracks and magazine. The post was built after the Spanish abandoned the area and it helped to define and defend the southern border with Spain. The nearby Cantonment Columbian Spring was established in 1807 to house troops assigned to the fort. Both the fort and the cantonment were abandoned 1810.

Current Status

On private property in Wilkinson County, Mississippi

Location: On private property in the town of Fort Adams in Wilkinson County, Mississippi.

Maps & Images

Lat: 31.086667 Long: -91.548056

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