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.

Current Status

A reconstruction of the 1813 fort and a visitor center in Russell County, Alabama.

USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry: 2491957

Location: Russell County, Alabama.

Maps & Images

Lat: 32.346338 Long: -85.016957



Visited: 17 Apr 2016

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