-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.
|Placed By||Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 4:25am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 440897 N 3855882|
|Decimal Degrees||34.84353333, -87.64645000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 50.612', W 87° 38.787'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 50' 36.72" N, 87° 38' 47.22" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2892-2898 Co Rd 47, Florence AL 35630, US|
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