Fort Mitchell Historic Site
495-537 Alabama 165, Phenix City, AL 36869
The park features a reconstruction of the 1813 stockade fort that was an important post in the Creek War, a museum with exhibits about the fort's history and a collection of historic carriages, a restored 19th century log home, and a visitor center.
+32.35183, -85.0215032°21'07" N, 85°01'17" W
Quadrangle map:Fort Mitchell
Located in Fort Mitchell, Alabama, Fort Mitchell Historic Site is a park and an archaeological site that was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1990. The park features a reconstruction of the 1813 stockade fort that was an important post in the Creek War, a museum with exhibits about the fort's history and a collection of historic carriages, a restored 19th century log home, and a visitor center.
The Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center is a ceremonial flame memorial to the Creek nation and interpretive panels that recount the history of the Creek War of 1836 and the subsequent forced removals of the Creek peoples along the Trail of Tears. The memorial is located adjacent to Fort Mitchell Historic Site.
The site also features historic burial grounds.
Fort Mitchell Historic Site represents the remains of three different attempts to deal with Native Americans in the United States. The first Fort Mitchell represents the military aspect of Manifest Destiny, by which the Creek Indian Nation was militarily defeated and forced to make concessions of land to the United States. The second represents the Indian Factory, and the last represents the Federal government's attempt to live up to its treaty obligations.
National Register information
- Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 13, 1972
- Reference number
- NR name
- Fort Mitchell Site
- Areas of significance
- Archeology - Aboriginal; Commerce; Archeology - Non-Aboriginal; Military
- Level of significance
- Evaluation criteria
- A - Event; D - Information Potential
- Property type
- Historic functions
- Military facility; Restaurant; Fortification; Road-related; Government office
- Current function
- Period of significance
- Significant years
- 1813; 1817; 1820
- Number of properties
- Contributing sites: 7
- May 27, 2011: Added by WillyT