Spanish Fort, 1689-1691
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62
N 32° 13.237 W 085° 00.353
16S E 687919 N 3566633
Quick Description: On AL 165 at Terminal Rd in Holy Trinity.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 3/24/2015 5:26:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMNJNY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 1

Long Description:
East of here, on the Chattahoochee River, was the "fort among the Apalachicolas", most northern of the Spanish settlements in eastern North America. A palisaded "strong house" built by Capt. Enrique Primo de Rivera to check activities of English traders, it was destroyed when the garrison was called to St. Augustine because of a threatened attack by the French. Undisturbed except by natural forces, the ruins remained visible but unrecognized for 250 years. Research by Mark E. Fretwell and a search of the ground by Brother Finbar Ray led to their identification and designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1966.

Erected by The Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Russell County Historical Commission
Marker Name: Spanish Fort, 1689-1691

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::

Date Dedicated / Placed: 1986

Marker Number: None

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