The Society War of 1812 in the State of Alabama

The Society War of 1812 in the State of Alabama (HM2AYJ)

Location: Bay Minette, AL 36507 Baldwin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 58.259', W 87° 52.159'

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The American Revolution gave the United States its independence but the War of 1812 gave it status among the nations and established permanent peace with Great Britain.

Alabama had a significant role during the War of 1812. The Creek Indian War and Andrew Jackson's victory at Horseshoe Bend changed the boundaries of the United States in the south and the southwest. The Battle at Fort Mims and Fort Bowyer marked the beginning and end War of 1812 in Alabama.

The first battle at Fort Bowyer in September 1814 near present day Fort Morgan resulted in a British defeat and forced them to abandon their strategy to capture Mobile and use it as a base to capture New Orleans. They were forced to attack New Orleans from the sea.

After the British defeat in New Orleans (January 1815) the British fleet attacked Fort Bowyer a second time (February 1815) and was successful. However the Treaty of Ghent had been signed so the battle was for naught.
To commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812
Year Placed2013
Placed ByBaldwin County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 30th, 2018 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 416983 N 3426710
Decimal Degrees30.97098333, -87.86931667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 58.259', W 87° 52.159'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 58' 15.54" N, 87° 52' 9.5399999999999" W
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Area Code(s)251
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 51233 AL-225, Bay Minette AL 36507, US
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