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Fort Toulouse Site - Fort Jackson

Wetumpka, Alabama
County of Elmore.
4 miles southwest of Wetumpka
National Register Number: 66000148
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Defense - fortification. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: AL-2 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: State Park: http://www.southalabama.edu/archaeology/fc-toulouse_wetumpka_alabama.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 9, 1960):
The easternmost outpost of French Louisiana Territory, Fort Toulouse (1717-1763) was situated strategically just below the southern tip of the Appalachian highland, at the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers. The fort protected French settlements downstream from Mobile Bay west to New Orleans, as well as serving as a trading post. After the Treaty of Paris (1763), the French abandoned the fort. In 1814, after defeating the Creek at Horseshoe Bend, Andrew Jackson built Fort Jackson on the site; the treaty which officially ended the Creek War was signed here on August 9, 1814.

Condition:
Erosion control actions appear to be working. The landmark is in good condition.

None for the site's archeological resources.


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