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Russell County

Russell County shares history, landscapes, and ties with Fort Moore and the five Georgia counties included in this project. Phenix City, the county seat, is located directly across the Chattahoochee River from Columbus and is connected by two bridges to its sister city. 


The Fort Mitchell unincorporated area plays host to Fort Moore’s Fryar Drop Zone, used in paratrooper training, and is connected to the post’s west gate by bridge. This connection provides direct access for military families living in that area. Historic Fort Mitchell is one of the original frontier forts established to provide defense during the Creek Indian Wars. Sited along the historic Old Federal Road, Fort Mitchell is a National Historic Landmark and features a reconstruction of the 1813 fort. A Chattahoochee Creek Indian Historical Center has been established adjacent to Fort Mitchell and offers information on this center of the Creek Nation, along with their removal on the Trail of Tears, commemorated by the Eternal Flame monument. Fort Mitchell is also the home of the Fort Mitchell National Cemetery, established in 1987 for the interment of US veterans. 


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