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Fort Cusseta

This hand-hewn log fort, circa 1832, was built for protection against possible American Indian uprising. It’st he last known fort of its kind in Southeast. See the historic marker. Fort Cusseta in Chambers County, Alabama, is a rare surviving example of a log fort built to defend a frontier settlement from Indian attack.

Such statements might sound stereotypical today, but in 1836 Chambers County was at ground zero of a dramatic conflict that would determine the fate of the Creek Nation in Alabama. The Treaty of 1832, signed just four years earlier, had provided for Creek families to leave Alabama for new lands in what is now Oklahoma if they so chose, otherwise they could remain and live under state law.

CR 55
Cusseta, AL 36852

334-642-1411

http://www.exploresouthernhistory.com/fortcusseta

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