Historic Markers Across Alabama



Fort Bibb



Marker ID:  
Location: Hwy 10 near Butler Springs
County: Butler
Coordinates: N 31° 50.308    W 086° 52.949
  31.83846666    -86.88248333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMHYPJ
 



Text:

Named for Alabama Territorial Governor William Wyatt Bibb, Fort Bibb was built in winter 1817-1818 to protect settlers from Creek Indian attacks. It was said to be a stockade enclosing Capt. James Saffold's home at the Flats (Pine Flats). Col. Sam Dale helped strengthen in spring 1818 as he and his militia built Fort Dale 13-14 miles northeast on the Federal Road. These forts were Butler County's first election sites in 1820.

Erected by the Butler County Historical Society.



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More Information:
Montgomery Advertiser Newspaper - The Massacres

Replacement marker



End of Fort Bibb