Fort Mitchell, Alabama

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Fort Mitchell
Fort Mitchell is located in Alabama
Fort Mitchell
Fort Mitchell
Location in Alabama.
Coordinates: 32°20′30″N 85°01′18″W / 32.34167°N 85.02167°W / 32.34167; -85.02167Coordinates: 32°20′30″N 85°01′18″W / 32.34167°N 85.02167°W / 32.34167; -85.02167
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyRussell
Elevation
354 ft (108 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)334
GNIS feature ID118523[1]

Fort Mitchell is an unincorporated community in Russell County, Alabama, United States. The settlement developed around a garrisoned fort intended to provide defense for the area during the Creek War (1813–14).[2]

Fort Mitchell is about 10 miles south of Phenix City, Alabama and Columbus, Georgia; Fort Benning lies on the opposite side of the Chattahoochee River from Fort Mitchell.

The community is the home of the Fort Mitchell National Cemetery, established in 1987 for interment of all US veterans.[3]

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Below are photographs taken in Fort Mitchell as part of the Historic American Buildings Survey:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fort Mitchell". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "RCH". Rcala.com. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
  3. ^ National Cemetery Administration. "Fort Mitchell National Cemetery - National Cemetery Administration". Cem.va.gov. Retrieved 2014-06-09.