About Ft. Mitchell
Known to many as the "Back Gate" to Ft. Benning, this area is now home to thousands of our active duty Military. During the most BRAC, Ft. Mitchell attracted many home builders who developed subdivisions with properties ranging from 2,500-5,500 square feet.
Fort Mitchell was built in 1813 along the banks of the Chattahoochee River, in what is now Russell County, where it played a vital role in the history of a young Nation. It has been said that Russell County is second only to Mobile, Alabama in terms of early historical significance in the State of Alabama.
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History of Ft. Mitchell
In the early 1800s, the U.S. signed a treaty with the Creek Nation to use and widen a footpath for a route from Ft. Hawkins, near Macon, Georgia, to Ft. Mims, near Mobile, Alabama. It became known as “The Federal Road”, used by soldiers, the stage coach, and other travelers.
In 1813 the first fort was built following the massacre of Ft. Mims where Indian hostilities were rampant. During the War of 1812, the British were selling guns to the Indians which were used against the Americans. General John Floyd and the Georgia Militia arrived at the Chattahoochee River with 900 troops and 300 friendly Indians to set up a supply base and to keep peace with the Indians. General Floyd’s troops fought several important battles before the final Battle at Horseshoe Bend under General Jackson.
In 1817, the Federal Government set up a Trading Post or Trading Factory at Fort Mitchell to provide food and supplies for the Indians in exchange for furs. The Trading Post was successful until delays in delivery and completion from other traders along the way brought on the closing of the trading post. Alabama became a state in 1819 and more settlers began moving into the new state. In 1825, the Indian Agency was moved to Fort Mitchell. Colonel John Crowell, Indian agent, was sent to keep peace with the Creek Indians. General Lafayette was greeted at Fort Mitchell by Alabama troops, dignitaries, and the Creek Indians as he was escorted to Montgomery and on to St. Stephens.
The history of Fort Mitchell includes 1865 when General James Cantey trained “Cantey’s Rifles”, who became the 15th Alabama Regiment during the Civil War. Fort Mitchell, a National Historic Landmark Site, brings to life history during the time of the Federal Road, the Creek Indian War, and the pioneer settlement The Crowell-Whitaker Cabin of this area.
Fort Mitchell Real Estate Information
The real estate market in Fort Mitchell offers older homes with character, as well as newly built custom homes.
This is because Fort Mitchell was established over 200 years ago, but continues to be a growing community, especially recently. Many new subdivisions have been built over the past few decades, with more master planned communities in the works.
Due to the most recent Base Realignment and Closure in Fort Mitchell, many military families are housed here, as well as civilian residents. The rapid building and growth has allowed Fort Mitchell to remain a vibrant one, and the Fort Mitchell National Cemetery originally built for the interment of US veterans, is a testament to the military communal spirit here.
The homes for sale in Fort Mitchell are typically three, four, and even five bedroom layout options with extremely large yards and ample square footage. Vinyl siding and slab foundations are the most common building styles here, and the yards are private and fenced in. Many of the houses here even have pools in the backyard.
The neighborhoods in Fort Mitchell are newly developed, and with so much surrounding land, the properties are enormous. Even houses with 3000 square feet on multiple acres of land can be purchased by home buyers for less than half a million dollars. Luxury living in a family community can easily be found in Fort Mitchell at an affordable price.
Of course, with so much available land, there are also vacant lots for sale in Fort Mitchell. This area is growing and so is the demand for newly constructed homes. Any investment in the real estate market here is a good one, and buying a vacant lot also allows you to build whatever dream property type you’d like.
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