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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
2008.
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.

Condition:
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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