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Alabama Bronze Map

A Guide to the Images of the Bronze Map on the Lawn of the Alabama Department of Archives and History

 

image from Bronze Map: 'Fort Toulouse / Fort Jackson

 

40. Fort Toulouse / Fort Jackson

Wetumpka, Elmore County

 

In 1717, the French constructed Fort Toulouse to facilitate trade with the Creek Indians. During the Creek War of 1813-1814, the Americans built a fort at the same site and named it Fort Jackson. The fort served as Andrew Jackson's base camp, and at this site Creek Indians ceded 23 million acres of land in the Treaty of Fort Jackson.