Fort Mitchell (3)
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Fort Mitchell (3) (1813-1837) - A U.S. Army post established in 1813 during the War of 1812 and the Creek Indian War by General John Floyd in present day Russell County, Alabama. Named for David Bryde Mitchell, governor of Georgia. Abandoned in 1837.
Fort Mitchell (3) History
Established in Creek Indian country near the Chattahoochee River in 1813. In 1817 the Creek Indian Agency was established at the site. The Treaty of 1832 and the resulting Creek Indian War of 1836 caused the Creeks to cede their land to the U.S. Government and in 1837 they were moved to Indian Territory in present day Oklahoma. Soon after their departure the fort was abandoned.
A reconstruction of the 1813 fort and a visitor center in Russell County, Alabama.
USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry:
- Name: Fort Mitchell Type: Historical Class: Military ID: 2491957
- Location: Russell County, Alabama, US, FIPS Code: 01113
- Latitude: 32.346338, Longitude: -85.016957, Elevation: 299 Map: Fort Mitchell
- As Of: 23 Feb 2010
- Source: U.S. Board on Geographic Names
Location: Russell County, Alabama.
Maps & Images
Lat: 32.346338 Long: -85.016957
- Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 9-10
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