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Fort Decatur (historical), AL

Fort Decatur (historical) is a Military (Historical) in Macon County, Alabama. It has an elevation of 75 meters, or 246 feet.

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Latitude: 32-27'08'' N
Longitude: 085-52'36'' W

Decimal Degrees:
Latitude: 32.4522222
Longitude: -85.8766667


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"Ft. Decatur, Milstead and Cowles Station are three different places. Ft Decatur is on the Tallapoosa. Milstead is a former post office and train depot. Cowles Station was a flagstop on the former Western Railway of Al. railroad. They are all in the same vicinity, but are three distinctly different locations." (Submitted Jul. 31, 2013)

"Cowles Station was a flagstop on the former Western Railway track. It is east of the old fort, a few hundred yards beyond the trestle spanning Walker Branch." (Submitted Jul. 25, 2013)

"if anyone wants to take the time to look,there is a picture of cowles station in arrowpoints magazine in the archives in montgomery.the building was a lot smaller than fort decater.if anything i believe it was milstead." (Submitted Apr. 5, 2012)

"I am not sure if ft Decatur and Cowles station are the same place. The fort is on a very high bluff and it would be difficult to walk down to the rivers edge. I am going to try to make a "you tube" video of the Ft. Decatur sometime in future. I have always called it fort decatur because of the bronze plaque located on a large stone at the site. If you can get any more information about Cowles, I would like to know. Thanks!!" (Submitted Oct. 23, 2011)

"could Cowles station be the old Train Depot at Milstead?? through the woods, it is less than a mile to the river" (Submitted Oct. 23, 2011)

"is this fort also named cowles station ? now called millstead also the shipping point for the Tallassee armory ?" (Submitted Oct. 21, 2010)

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