Historic Markers Across Alabama

Fort Cusseta - Chambers County

Marker ID: HCC 
Location: intersection of CR 082 and CR 83, Cusseta, Alabama.
County: Chambers
Coordinates: N 32° 47.079    W 085° 18.336
  32.78465    -85.3056
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2RQ9


Following the signing of the Creek Treaty in 1832, the early white settlers constructed a 16 by 30 foot hand hewn log fort for protection against a possible Indian uprising from Cussetaw Indian Village on Osanippa Creek just north of here. Walls of the fort were 4 and 6 feet high, with portholes at height of 4 feet, still visible after 140 years. Last known fort of its kind in Southeast.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission 1978.


Marker Dedication or Erection Date:  April 18, 1978

End of Fort Cusseta - Chambers County