Forest Home Alabama
Forest Home is an unincorporated small community located on County Road 7 in northwestern Butler County, Alabama.
Forest Home Alabama History
The Butler Massacre – Forest Home, AL
in Alabama Historical Markers
N 31° 50.308 W 086° 52.949
16R E 511119 N 3522537
Quick Description: Replacement marker describing the history of the naming of Butler County and its namesake. On March 20, 1818, Capt. William Butler, Capt. James Saffold, William Gardener, Daniel Shaw and John Hinson left Fort Bibb to meet Col. Sam Dale.
Located on Alabama-Georgia border, it was site of one of last Civil War battles (April 16, 1865) to take place east of Mississippi.
On April 16, 1865, Union troops attacked the earthen fort in West Point, Georgia. Many soldiers lost their lives that day, unaware that Lee had surrendered to Grant seven days prior. Fort Tyler was the last Confederate fort captured by the Union, giving it the distinction, “Last Fort to Fall.”