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Near Midway in Conecuh County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Federal Road

 
 
Old Federal Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 7, 2015
1. Old Federal Road Marker
Inscription. For a few months between 1811—1818 the nationally infamous highwayman, Joseph Thompson Hare, operated with his gang along the Federal Road. They headquartered at Turk's Cave near Brooklyn in Conecuh County. In his confession he referred to the road as the "Gold Mines" and in one robbery took $3728.
 
Erected 1998 by the Monroe County Heritage Museums and J. L. Bedsole Foundation.
 
Location. 31° 40.641′ N, 87° 3.368′ W. Marker is near Midway, Alabama, in Conecuh County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 1 and State Route 83, on the right when traveling south on County Road 1. Click for map. Monument is located on CR-1 nearly at the corner with AL-83. Marker is at or near this postal address: Conecuh County 1, Evergreen AL 36401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Midway (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Old Federal Road (approx. 5.5 miles away); Longmire Stagecoach Stop & First Post Office in Conecuh County (approx. 8.2 miles away); Indian Springs Baptist Church (approx. 8.5 miles away); James Salter
Old Federal Road Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 7, 2015
2. Old Federal Road Monument
(approx. 8.8 miles away); Dr. Watkins House (approx. 9.5 miles away); a different marker also named Old Federal Road (approx. 10 miles away); John Green Cemetery (approx. 10.5 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Story of Joseph Thompson Hare's exploits. (Submitted on March 7, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Natchez Trace: Joseph Thompson Hare. (Submitted on March 7, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsRoads & Vehicles
 
View of marker looking northerly towards AL-83. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 7, 2015
3. View of marker looking northerly towards AL-83.
View of marker looking south on CR-1 image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 7, 2015
4. View of marker looking south on CR-1
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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