Fort Mitchell is a small community in eastern Alabama near Phenix City and Columbus, Ga. The rural town is near the Chattahoochee River and Route 165, which connects to Eufaula in the south. The historic town is a mainly residential area with Fort Benning nearby. Homes for rent in Fort Mitchell will give families an opportunity to live in a sleepy, safe town. Nature lovers, motor sport enthusiasts and hunters will all enjoy the expansive wildness and wooded trails.
Fun Facts about Fort Mitchell
Fort Mitchell is part of Russell County. It's an unincorporated community like many towns in Alabama.
The town is home to the Fort Mitchell National Cemetery. Created in 1987, this 270-acre federally run cemetery serves veterans throughout The South.
Fort Mitchell started as a trading post with Creek Native Americans in the early 1800s. The fort was the main protection for many Native Americans who needed help from settlers who were taking their land. As the conflict escalated, the Creek eventually attacked the fort, but fell to Gen. Winfield Scott who marched the remaining Native Americans to Montgomery in the Creek Trail of Tears. The fort was also used during the War of 1812.