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The Federal Road - Pintlala, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo
N 32° 10.592 W 086° 23.210
16S E 557806 N 3560168
Quick Description: Located near Hope Hull at the intersection of Cloverfield Road & Federal Road this marker describes a portion of the Federal Road that ran through Alabama.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 1/31/2014 2:41:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMK1Y8
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 1

Long Description:
Marker Text:

The 1803 Louisiana Purchase acquired 828,000 sq. mi. for the U.S., doubling its size. The Federal Road was built to provide a shorter route from Washington to New Orleans and the new territory. The Treaty of 1805 with the Creeks authorized traversing their lands. Entering Alabama at Ft. Mitchell near Columbus, GA, it came through Mt. Meigs, to Pintlala, Ft. Deposit, Burnt Corn, Ft. Stoddert, then Mobile. The 1814 Treaty of Ft. Jackson made much fertile Creek land available to grow cotton; this lure, "Alabama Fever," drew many thousands of settlers to central Alabama. In 1860, spans were still in use, but the Road was gone.
Marker Name: The Federal Road

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information::
Erected by the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Historical Preservation and Promotion Foundation & the Alabama Historical Association. More information about the Federal Road in Alabama: http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-2999


Date Dedicated / Placed: 1997

Marker Number: Not Listed

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