Fort Dale

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Fort Dale (1818-1818) - A Militia Fort established in 1818 near Greenville, Butler County, Alabama. Named Fort Dale after Colonel Samuel Dale who directed its establishment. Abandoned as a fortification in 1818.

Fort Dale Marker at Fort Dale Cemetery

History of Fort Dale

Established in 1818 as a militia fort situated just north of present day Greenville, Alabama. Alabama Territorial Governor William Bibb directed Colonel Samuel Dale to establish a new fort on the Federal Road to strengthen the local defenses against hostile Indians. Abandoned as a fortification when hostilities ceased.

The site of the fort became the town of Fort Dale and the first county seat of Butler County.

Current Status

Marker located at the Fort Dale Cemetery.

Location: North of Greenville on Hwy 185, Butler County, Alabama.

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Lat: 31.89483 Long: -86.65524

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Visited: 21 Apr 2016

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