Fort Montgomery (4)

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Fort Montgomery (4) (1814-1818) - A federal Creek Indian War fort first established in 1814 by Lt. Colonel Thomas Hart Benton near Tensaw, Baldwin County, Alabama. Abandoned in 1818.

History of Fort Montgomery

Established in fall of 1814 by Lt. Colonel Thomas Hart Benton during the Creek Indian War about two miles from Fort Mims. Built as a supply base and defense against hostile Indians and used as a staging area and supply point for General Andrew Jackson's attack on Pensacola, Florida.

Abandoned about 1818.

Current Status

Site near Tensaw, Baldwin County, Alabama.


USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry:

  • Name: Fort Montgomery Type: Historical Class: Military ID: 1680876
  • Location: Baldwin County, Alabama, US, FIPS Code: 01003
  • Latitude: 31.2125, Longitude: -87.81972, Elevation: 30 Map: Tensaw
  • As Of: 01 Dec 2003
Source: U.S. Board on Geographic Names

Location: Near Tensaw, Baldwin County, Alabama.

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Lat: 31.2125 Long: -87.81972

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