United States Indian Trading Post

United States Indian Trading Post (HM2991)

Location: Fort Mitchell, AL 36856 Russell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 20.782', W 85° 1.039'

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United States Indian Trading Post
The Battle of Horseshoe Bend, March 1814, ended the Creek Indian War. General Andrew Jackson met with Chief William Weatherford and signed the Treaty. The Creek Indians returned to their own land in the southeast Alabama territory. Travel over the completed Federal Road brought more people into the new territory before Alabama became a state in 1819. The United States government established the Indian trading post to provide food and supplies to the Indian people. The Fort Mitchell Indian Trading Post was built in 1817. Major Daniel Hughes was appointed United States factor. Supplies were ordered and traded to the Indians in exchange for furs. More traders along the Federal Road and slow delivery of government supplies brought on the closing of the trading post in 1821.
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HM NumberHM2991
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Date Added Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 10:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 686583 N 3580556
Decimal Degrees32.34636667, -85.01731667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 20.782', W 85° 1.039'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 20' 46.92" N, 85° 1' 2.34" W
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Area Code(s)334
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5 Landing Rd, Fort Mitchell AL 36856, US
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