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Andrew Jackson's Military Road - Florence, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 34° 50.599 W 087° 38.788
16S E 440896 N 3855858
Quick Description: The military road served as a major transportation route for early settlers of North Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and the Old Southwest Territory.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 10/14/2013 7:02:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ9HB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Andrew Jackson's Military Road historical marker is a Florence Historical Board metal marker. It is located on Church Road near Deibert Park. The marker was placed by the Florence Historical Board.
Marker Name: Andrew Jackson's Military Road

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Marker text: Andrew Jackson's Military Road -1817- Construction of this road, as ordered by General Andrew Jackson, began in May 1817 by troops of the U.S. Army for national defense purposes. Beginning near Nashville, Tennessee and continuing to Madison, Louisiana, it shortened the distance from Nashville to New Orleans by 200 miles. This road followed early Native American trails that were uses by Jackson's Army during the War of 1812. The military road served as a major transportation route for early settlers of North Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and the Old Southwest Territory.


Date Dedicated / Placed: Unknown

Marker Number: None

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