Fort Mitchell, Alabama

Coordinates: 32°20′30″N 85°01′18″W / 32.34167°N 85.02167°W / 32.34167; -85.02167
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Fort Mitchell
Fort Mitchell is located in Alabama
Fort Mitchell
Fort Mitchell
Location in Alabama.
Coordinates: 32°20′30″N 85°01′18″W / 32.34167°N 85.02167°W / 32.34167; -85.02167
CountryUnited States
354 ft (108 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code334
GNIS feature ID118523[2]

Fort Mitchell is an unincorporated community in Russell County, Alabama, United States. The settlement developed around a garrisoned fort intended to provide defense for the area during the Creek War (1813–14).[3]

Fort Mitchell is about 10 miles south of Phenix City, Alabama and Columbus, Georgia; Fort Moore lies on the opposite side of the Chattahoochee River from Fort Mitchell.

The community is the home of the Fort Mitchell National Cemetery, established in 1987 for interment of all US veterans.[4]



A major United States fur trade factory was situated here between 1795 and 1807 before it was moved a few miles south to Hiawassee .[5]

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Below are photographs taken in Fort Mitchell as part of the Historic American Buildings Survey:


  1. ^ "Fort Mitchell ZIP Code". 2022. Retrieved November 11, 2022.
  2. ^ "Fort Mitchell". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  3. ^ "RCH". Retrieved June 9, 2014.
  4. ^ National Cemetery Administration. "Fort Mitchell National Cemetery - National Cemetery Administration". Retrieved June 9, 2014.
  5. ^ Wesley, Edgar Bruce (1935). Guarding the frontier. The University of Minnesota Press, p. 38.