Fort Mitchell Blog

Trail Marker Trees

Have you ever heard of a trail-marker tree? These were the trees which were fixed by native Americans to point theway along a trail. Fort Mitchell is in the center of what once was the Creek Indian Nation. Many trails existed in the areafor hunting, trading, and communicating between villages and towns. It is said…

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A Dueling Ground

Back in the early days at the fort, early 1800s, quite a few duels took place on these grounds. These episodes were written about in the local Columbus, Ga newspaper. At this time, Columbus was just beginning to grow and events like this were newsworthy. Since Fort Mitchell was near the border between Alabama and…

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The Old Federal Road

The Old Federal Road was originally a postal route to improve travel and communication between Washington and New Orleans. After a treaty in 1805 between the Creek Nation and the Federal government was signed, the road was begun and followed an old Indian trade route to the Tombigbee River. It came across Georgia into what…

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Win a Car & Other Prizes

Enter for a chance to win a Hyundai Elantra and four other prizes! Tickets are available at Tbones Steak House & Grill for only $10

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Brief History

Fort Mitchell was built in 1813 along the banks of the Chattahoochee River, in what is now Russell County, where it played a vital role in the history of a young Nation. It has been said that Russell County is second only to Mobile, Alabama in terms of early historical significance in the State of Alabama. In the early 1800s,…

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