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Apalachicola Fort Site

Holy Trinity Vic., Alabama
County of Russell.
National Register Number: 66000931
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Defense - fortification. The threat level was Threatened in
Congressional District: AL-3 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 19, 1964):
The northernmost Spanish outpost on the Chattachoochee River, the wattle-and-daub blockhouse was completed in 1690 to prevent the English from gaining a foothold among the Lower Creek Indians, who had rejected Spanish missionaries and accepted English traders. The post was garrisoned for only a year and was abandoned and destroyed by its builders in 1691. The site is not open to the public.

The bank is eroding into stream, destablizing the NHL.

Return of regular rain cycle has increased erosion that was halted during a 2-year drought cycle.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, which studied options to alleviate this situation, recommended data recovery from the site. The landowners prefer stabilization.

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