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Fort Dale 1818 - Greenville, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hoteltwo
N 31° 53.690 W 086° 39.315
16R E 532600 N 3528830
Quick Description: Describes the fort built by Captain Dale to protect settlers from Indian attacks during the Creek Wars. The marker is located at the Fort Dale Cemetery, on Fort Dale Rd, NW of Greenville.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 2/17/2019 7:36:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM103B6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 2

Long Description:
Marker text:

Fort Dale was built near this site in response to Indian attacks against settlers, notably the Ogly-Stroud massacre on March 13, 1818. Alabama Territorial Governor William Bibb sent Capt. Sam Dale with militia from Fort Claiborne to strengthen Fort Bibb at Pine Flat and build a new fort on the Federal Road. Named for its builder, Fort Dale was the first county seat, post office and voting site, and had the first church and school in Butler County.
Marker Name: Fort Dale 1818

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information::
Erected by the Butler County Historical Society.


Date Dedicated / Placed: 2014

Marker Number: N/A

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