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Fort Mims is the site of the 1813 massacre of settlers, mixed-blood Creeks and militia by the Red Stick faction of the Creek Indians. Fort Mims was a stockade that surrounded the house and outbuildings of settler Samuel Mims. 500 people were killed in the attack.

The attack led to the Creek War of 1813-1814, with militia from Tennessee, Mississippi and Georgia moving against towns in the region that had supported the Red Stick faction. Under the command of Colonel Andrew Jackson, the militia’s victory at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend ended the Creek War.

Today the five-acre Fort Mims site is maintained by the Alabama Historical Commission and includes a restored log wall, monuments, interpretive signs and picnic tables.

Fort Mims State Historic Site
County Road 80
Stockton, AL 36579
251-937-5710
www.fortmims.org

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