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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Jackson's Military Road

 
 
Jackson's Military Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 12, 2013
1. Jackson's Military Road Marker
Inscription. Built by Andrew Jackson, 1816~1820. Shortened by 200 miles the route from Nashville to New Orleans for movement of supply wagons and artillery. Built with U.S. funds and troops. Followed in part Doublehead's Road from Columbia, Tenn., to Muscle Shoals. After 1819 mail route was transferred from Natchez Trace to pass through Florence via Military Road. A portion of Hood's army followed the road to Franklin and Nashville in 1864. In later years called Jackson Highway.
 
Erected 1970 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 48.8′ N, 87° 40.27′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of Military Road and Hermitage Drive on Military Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 918 Military Road, Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cherry Street Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Major General George Washington Goethals' Home (approx. half a mile away); Wesleyan Hall 1855 (approx. half a mile away); Wesleyan Bell (approx. half a mile away); Florence State Teachers College
Jackson's Military Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 12, 2013
2. Jackson's Military Road Marker
(approx. half a mile away); George H. Carroll Lion Habitat (approx. 0.6 miles away); Homer Givens (approx. 0.6 miles away); Locust Dell Academy (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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