Historic Markers Across Alabama

Fort Gaines

Marker ID: DAC 
Location: on Bienville Road, Dauphin Island, Alabama
County: Mobile
Coordinates: N 30° 14.933    W 088° 4.58
  30.24888333    -88.07633333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNE2M


Established in 1821 for defense of Mobile Bay and named in honor of General Edmund Pendleton Gaines, 1777-1849 who played an important part in early Alabama History and while Commandant of Fort Stoddard captured Aaron Burr near McIntosh in February 1807.

Erected 1957 by Alabama Society Daughters of the American Colonists.

End of Fort Gaines