Historic Markers Across Alabama

Fort Bowyer War of 1812

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Location: on Dixie Graves Highway, Gulf Shores, Alabama
County: Baldwin
Coordinates: N 30° 13.756    W 088° 1.400
  30.22926666    -88.02333333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMWWHP


At, or near, this site, the United States, after seizing this point of land from the Spanish in 1813, built Fort Bowyer, a structure of wood and sand. A small garrison of men courageously fought to defend the fort against two British attacks, one in September, 1814, again in February, 1815.

Erected 1972 by Alabama Society United States Daughters of 1812

End of Fort Bowyer War of 1812