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       West Point
 About Fort Tyler Association

This site is made possible by 
Fort Tyler Association, Inc.
... a 501C-3 Charitable Foundation ...


Historic marker near entrance to fort
(Click on sign to view enlarged version of this and other historic markers)

  

    

Contact Us

For more information, please send your inquiry to this address.

 

Vision Statement

The purpose of the Fort Tyler Association is to inform local citizens about the history of this region through interpretive programs, exhibits, and cultural events.
  

Board of Directors

Rea Clark..........President
Scott Zachry......Secretary/Treasurer
David Hollis.......Board Member
Warren Nolen....Board Member 
Sheila Slavich...Board Member 
Joe Thompson..Board Member

 

Affiliated Organizations
West Point Living History Group
Company G, 2nd Georgia, Columbus Guard
  

Fort Tyler Web Site

Web Site Developer: Tony Peregoy
Compilation and Editing:  Tony Peregoy and Bill Scott
Additional Information Sources:  Cobb Memorial Archives, Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society

 

 

Driving Directions

Fort Tyler Directions.jpg (441261 bytes)
click on map to enlarge and print

South from Atlanta, GA
I-85 south to GA exit 1 (Hwy 18)
West on Hwy 18 three miles into downtown West Point.

North from Montgomery, AL
I-85 north to AL exit 79 (Hwy 29)
North on Hwy 29 three miles into downtown West Point.

West from Columbus, GA
I-185 north to I-85.  South on I-85 to GA exit 1 (Hwy 18).  West on Hwy 18 three miles into downtown  West Point.

Once in West point, simply follow the historical markers to Fort Tyler.  The main Fort entrance with public parking is located on 6th Avenue, 1/2 block north of 10th Street just NW of historic downtown West Point, GA.

Fort Tyler Association Timeline
  
1990  Fort Tyler Association conceptualized by Margaret Zachry.
1991 Fort Tyler Association organized as a 501C3 Charitable Foundation
1992 Land Donated by George Zachry and the  McGinty family for 6th Avenue Access to the historic site
1994 Walking Path established to the old city water  reservoir
1994 Archeology Survey done by Auburn University
1995 William A. (Bill) Price Jr. becomes President of the association and is instrumental in the planning and fundraising for the rebuilding of the fort.
1996 Diorama constructed by Fred Cook, Jr. 
1996 Construction of the Fort by Griggs Zachry, III
1997 Bill Scott becomes  President of the Association.
1997 Perimeter Fence Installed
1998 Fort formally dedicated on April 18
1998-
2000
Cannon Purchased and Installed
2000 Adjacent property donated by Charter Foundation
2001 Landscaping Improvements
2002 Web Site Development, Placement of Interpretive Signs. 
2009 After a long tenure as President Bill Scott steps down and Rea Clark becomes new President.


   
Fort Tyler is an official Civil War Discovery Trail site.
The Civil War Discovery Trail links more than 300 sites in 16 states to inspire and to teach the story of the Civil War and its haunting impact on America. The Trail, an initiative of the Civil War Preservation Trust, allows visitors to explore battlefields, historic homes, railroad stations, cemeteries, parks, and other destinations that bring history to life. For more information on the Civil War Discovery Trail and the Civil War Preservation Trust, see www.civilwar.org.