Fort Jackson

Creek War Treaty Signed at Fort Jackson on August 9, 1814 near Wetumpka Alabama

Fort Jackson Fort Jackson and Fort Toulouse are two forts that shared the same site at the fork of the Coosa River and the Tallapoosa River, near Wetumpka, Alabama. The last of a series of forts built, Fort Jackson was the scene of some of the most significant events in American history. Fort Jackson was established in April […]

Turner’s Fort

Turner’s Fort Located eight miles south and five miles west of Fort Easley, in the West Bend Community two miles east of the Tombigbee River near the residence of Abner Turner, or about 72 miles north of Mobile, Alabama. Three miles distant, on the Tombigbee River was the Choctaw reservation known as Turkey Town. This […]

Fort Sinquefield

Fort Sinquefield Fort Sinquefield was about ten miles north of Fort Madison, on the western side of Bassett’s Creek, a large stream of water for a creek, on section thirteen, township eight, range three east, a smaller stockade built very much in the same manner. It was about five miles south-east from the present town of […]

Fort Madison

Fort Madison Fort Madison was in the north-east corner of section one, township six, range three east of the St. Stephen’s meridian, on the water-shed line, which was then the eastern boundary of Clarke County. It was north of Fort Glass only two hundred and twenty-five yards, and the two stockades constituted one locality, being […]

Fort Montgomery

General Andrew Jackson gathered a force at Fort Montgomery before moving on Pensacola in November of 1814. Later, the fort was occupied by troops under Major Uriah Blue while conducting raids against Red Sticks.

Fort Dale

Fort Dale (1818-1818) – A Militia Fort established in 1818 near Greenville, Butler County, Alabama. Named Fort Dale after Colonel Samuel Dale who directed its establishment.

Fort Hampton

Fort Hampton Fort Hampton  (1809-1817) – A U.S Army fort established by Colonel Reuben J. Meigs in 1809, west of Athens in Limestone County, Alabama. Named Fort Hampton after Brigadier General Wade Hampton. Abandoned in 1817. Established to protect Chickasaw Indian lands from settler encroachment. Two companies of soldiers were garrisoned there until the Indian […]