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Fort Decatur (historical), Alabama

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Fort Decatur (historical) map, photos, satellite view and comments. Fort Decatur (historical) is a Military in Macon County, AL with an elevation of 246 feet, or 75 meters above sea level.

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Fort Decatur (historical) 0.00 miles away
A Military in Macon, Alabama
Tabernacle Church 0.89 miles away
A Church in Macon, Alabama
Auburn University Experiment Station 1.03 miles away
A Locale in Macon, Alabama
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A Populated Place in Macon, Alabama
O'Daniel Bridge 1.25 miles away
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Devine Bethel Church 1.31 miles away
A Church in Macon, Alabama
Milstead 1.38 miles away
A Populated Place in Macon, Alabama
Walker Chapel 1.40 miles away
A Church in Macon, Alabama
Walker Chapel Cemetery 1.41 miles away
A Cemetery in Macon, Alabama
Wallahatchee Creek 1.86 miles away
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Anonymous user shared on Oct. 23, 2011

I am not sure if ft Decatur and Cowles station are the same place. The fort is on a very high bluff and it would be difficult to walk down to the rivers edge. I am going to try to make a "you tube" video of the Ft. Decatur sometime in future. I have always called it fort decatur because of the bronze plaque located on a large stone at the site. If you can get any more information about Cowles, I would like to know. Thanks!!

Anonymous user shared on Oct. 23, 2011

could Cowles station be the old Train Depot at Milstead?? through the woods, it is less than a mile to the river

Anonymous user shared on Oct. 21, 2010

is this fort also named cowles station ? now called millstead also the shipping point for the Tallassee armory ?

Anonymous user shared on Apr. 21, 2010

I have been to Ft. Decatur several times decades ago. It is located on private land and is very difficult to locate. It is not located exactly where the above map shows. it is halfway between the red marker and highway 229. It is located in a heavily forested area on a bluff overlooking the Tallapoosa river. Kudzu vines have taken over much of the trees and forest nearby the fort. The fort is approximately 75' x 75' square. You can see where earth was dug and what looks like a ditch creates the shape of the fort. I can only guess, cut timbers were placed vertically like a fence along this square earthen shape. There is a permanent marker located inside the fort, placed there by an historical association. Ft Decatur is a special hidden place which symbolizes the westward expansion of the USA.

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Alabama Forts - North American Forts
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Fort Decatur (historical) in Macon County AL
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Fort Decatur (2) (1814-1815) - A War of 1812 militia fort established in 1814 near Milstead, Macon County, Alabama. Abandoned in 1815. History of Fort Decatur

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Place Type
Fort Decatur (historical) is a Military. Definition: Place or facility used for various aspects of or relating to military activity.

Latitude and Longitude:
Latitude: 32.4522222
Longitude: -85.8766667

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