Fort Bainbridge

This diagram of Fort Bainbridge was drawn by Gen. Joseph Graham in 1814. The fort was a bastion structure built as an eight-pointed star with a defensive bastion at each tip. The angles produced by bastions allow for defensive fire in multiple directions. Fort Bainbridge was completed in March 1814 during the Creek War of 1813-14 on what is now the county line of Macon and Russell Counties on the Old Federal Road.

Photo courtesy of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History