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The Fort Sinquefield is a historic site in Clarke County, Alabama in what was an old settlement near the town of Grove Hill, Alabama. It was the site of a wooden stockade fortification built by the county pioneers in 1813 as a protection during the Creek War.

The Fort Sinquefield was built after several skirmishes and attacks took place in the neighboring areas like the Battle of Burnt Corn and the Fort Mims massacre. The fort proved to be quite an effective measure, as it was able to protect settlers that decided to stay inside it. It only saw deaths on two particularly noted occasions, one being the Kimbell-James massacre when the Kimbell and James families decided to leave the fort and stay in a cabin nearby, where they got attacked by Red Stick warriors and 12 women and children were murdered. The other event took place when some ladies were washing clothes in a spring nearby and got attacked by Creek warriors.
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City: Whatley
County: Clarke
Address: 25955 Hwy. 84
Zip: 36482
Phone Number: 334-887-3007
Category: Historical Landmark
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