Courtyard by Marriott Mobile Spanish Fort

13000 Cypress Way, Spanish Fort, Alabama, 36527, United States
Courtyard Mobile / Daphne, Eastern Shore
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by keeweechic

The climate of the lowlands of Alabama is almost subtropical. The highest amount of rain hits the region as afternoon thunderstorms in July, August and September. Summers are usually extremely hot and humid with temperatures often reaching above 100 F. The Winter temperatures are mile and rarely get below 40F. Spring and Fall are pleasant for visiting. We visited in Fall (Autumn) and it was short sleeves even in the evening.

Keeweechic's Spanish Fort

by keeweechic

Spanish Fort is located on Mobile Bay, on I-10. The Tensaw and Meaher State Park are close by. The city is part of the Mobile, Alabama metro area and is located in Baldwin County - nine miles from downtown Mobile.

The area is full of prehistoric Indian mounds. Some 4,000 years ago, a prehistoric Indian civilisation dwelled here. Much later in the 18th century came a French colonial settlement and the civilised and educated Apalachee Indians who lived here for a short while before travelling west. New England settlers turned this area into a thriving riverfront town in the 1820's which even surpassed Mobile and the first courthouse and county seat of Baldwin County before yellow fever epidemics and greed killed the boom town.

Blakeley is the original spelling of the town, chartered in 1814. However, during the Civil War the name changed to drop the additional 'e' and the name of the fort was Fort Blakely. An area known for the historic significance of having the last major battle of the Civil War fought here. The Union forces concentrated on Spanish Fort and Fort Blakeley and on March 27, 1865, Maj Gen Canby's forces rendezvoused at Danleys Ferry and instantly undertook a siege of Spanish Fort. By April 1 the Union had completely surrounded the fort and on April 8, captured it. Most of the Confederate forces took flight and escaped to Mobile but Spanish Fort was no longer a threat.

We visited the park from Mobile where we had been staying. It was just a delightful drive especially coming from an area devoid of forests and wooded areas. I just wish we had more time to really slow down our tour around the historic sights. Enroute to the State Park you will pass by Spanish Fort Visitor Centre. Just be aware they close on Sundays.

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