Fort Mitchell, Alabama
|Coordinates: 32°20′30″N 85°01′18″W / 32.34167°N 85.02167°WCoordinates: 32°20′30″N 85°01′18″W / 32.34167°N 85.02167°W|
|Elevation||354 ft (108 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||118523|
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).
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.
A major United States fur trade factory was situated here between 1795 and 1807 before it was moved a few miles south to Hiawassee .
- James Cantey, Confederate States Army brigadier general
- Samuel Checote, Muskogee Creek, who was the first principal chief of the tribe, then located in Indian Territory, after the Civil War
- John Crowell, first U.S. Representative from Alabama; appointed by President Monroe as the United States agent to the Creek Indians (1821-?)
Below are photographs taken in Fort Mitchell as part of the Historic American Buildings Survey:
- ^ "Fort Mitchell ZIP Code". zipdatamaps.com. 2022. Retrieved November 11, 2022.
- ^ "Fort Mitchell". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
- ^ "RCH". Rcala.com. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
- ^ National Cemetery Administration. "Fort Mitchell National Cemetery - National Cemetery Administration". Cem.va.gov. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
- ^ Wesley, Edgar Bruce (1935). Guarding the frontier. The University of Minnesota Press, p. 38.