Fort Strother - Ohatchee, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 33° 46.811 W 086° 03.792
16S E 586735 N 3738177
Fort Strother was the Creek Indian War Headquarters of Gen. Andrew Jackson.
Waymark Code: WMG49W
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 01/10/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 8

The Fort Strother historical marker is an engraved stone located at the intersection of AL Hwy 144 and Valley Drive. It was placed by St. Clair County.

"Fort Strother served as the primary advance supply base during Andrew Jackson’s campaigns against the Red Sticks. Named after John Strother, Jackson’s topographical engineer, the fort was built in November 1813 on the Coosa River at a spot known as Ten Islands. From this fort, Jackson moved to relieve the friendly Creeks besieged at
Talladega and later on, launched a foray that resulted in the battles of Emuckfau and Enitichapoco Creeks. Fort Strother was also the location where Jackson was forced to deal with the near-mutiny of his troops."

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Marker Name: Fort Strother

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information::
Marker Text: Creek Indian War Headquarters of Gen. Andrew Jackson 1813 – 1814

Date Dedicated / Placed: Unknown

Marker Number: None

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