Camp Beaty Brahan Spring Park

Camp Beaty Brahan Spring Park (HM1ZH2)

Location: Huntsville, AL 35805 Madison County
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N 34° 42.317', W 86° 36.048'

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Brahan Spring Park, formerly Beaty's Spring, was the site of Camp Beaty, the encampment of Andrew Jackson's army of volunteers and militia after their celebrated non-stop march of "32 miles in 5 hours" from Fayetteville, Tennessee on October 11, 1813. The urgency of the forced march was in response to a threatened attack on the city of Huntsville by a war party of Creek Nation. Jackson had previously dispatched Colonel John Coffee's Second Regiment of Tennessee Volunteer Mounted Riflemen, including David Crockett, to scout the area and to restore confidence to the frontier.
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The threatened attack never took place and the army, nearly 4,000 strong, moved on to begin the campaign that became the creek War of 1813-1814, part of the War of 1812. Camp Beaty served as a staging and supply area throughout the War with rent being paid to Captain Robert Beaty. Beaty had purchased this land from the Federal Government on August 28, 1809, and later sold it to John Brahan in 1819. The property changed hands numerous times until 1899 when Merrimack Manufacturing Company purchased the site. Merrimack's successor, Huntsville Manufacturing Company, deeded the land to the City of Huntsville in 1951, to be used as a city
HM NumberHM1ZH2
Year Placed2012
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 536557 N 3840433
Decimal Degrees34.70528333, -86.60080000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 42.317', W 86° 36.048'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 42' 19.02" N, 86° 36' 2.88" W
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Area Code(s)256
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Ivy Ave, Huntsville AL 35805, US
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