Fort Montgomery (4) (1814-1818) - A federal Creek Indian War fort first established in 1814 by Lt. Colonel Thomas Hart Benton near Tensaw, Baldwin County, Alabama. Abandoned in 1818.
History of Fort Montgomery
Established in fall of 1814 by Lt. Colonel Thomas Hart Benton during the Creek Indian War about two miles from Fort Mims. Built as a supply base and defense against hostile Indians and used as a staging area and supply point for General Andrew Jackson's attack on Pensacola, Florida.
Abandoned about 1818.
Private property, no access. Site near Tensaw, Baldwin County, Alabama.
Location: Near Tensaw, Baldwin County, Alabama.
Maps & Images
Lat: 31.2125 Long: -87.81972
- Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 10
- USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry: 1680876
Visited: Area 21 Apr 2016