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Andalusia in Covington County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Three Notch Road / Hank and Audrey Williams

 
 
Three Notch Road Marker - Side A image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, June 20, 2010
1. Three Notch Road Marker - Side A
Inscription.
[Side A:]
Three Notch Road
Established 1824
The Three Notch Road was a 90-mile section of a 230-mile military road to connect Pensacola with Fort Mitchell in Russell County on the Chattahoochee River. Capt. Daniel E. Burch marked the route using three notches on trees for a crew under Lt. Elias Phillips to follow. Soldiers from the U. S. 4th Infantry Division cleared the route in June, July, and August, 1824, at a cost of $1,130. The road runs through the present cities of Andalusia and Troy. It follows the ridge dividing the water sheds of the Conecuh on the northwest, and the Yellow and Pea rivers on the southeast, from the town of Carolina, where it intersected the 1817 Gaines Road to Union Springs where it intersected the 1805 Federal Road. Local legends that credit Andrew Jackson are not documented.

[Side B:]
Hank and Audrey Williams
Married Dec. 15, 1944
Nineteen-year-old Hank Williams was singing with a medicine show in Pike County in 1943 when he met Audrey Sheppard. She was estranged from her husband, with whom she had a daughter, Lycrecia Ann, born Aug. 13, 1941. Hank and Audrey lived in Andalusia while Hank’s band performed at the Riverside Inn on the east bank of the Conecuh River at River Falls. Ten
Hank and Audrey Williams Marker - Side B image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, June 20, 2010
2. Hank and Audrey Williams Marker - Side B
days after her divorce, Justice of the Peace M. A. Bovett married them at John G. Wright, Sr.’s garage in this building. The marriage inspired many of his songs. Randall Hank Williams, Jr., was born May 26, 1949. Hank and Audrey divorced May 29, 1952, seven months before his death. They are buried side by side in Montgomery.
 
Erected 2006 by Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel.
 
Location. 31° 18.48′ N, 86° 28.854′ W. Marker is in Andalusia, Alabama, in Covington County. Marker is at the intersection of Three Notch Street and Central Street, on the right when traveling east on Three Notch Street. Click for map. The marker is one block east of the city square. Marker is in this post office area: Andalusia AL 36420, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First National Bank Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bank of Andalusia National Historic Place (about 500 feet away); Old Courthouse Clock Bell (about 600 feet away); History of the Library / Andalusia Post Office becomes Public Library (about 800 feet away); Andalusia City Hall / Three Notch School (approx. ¼ mile
View of Three Notch Road (Side A) From Across Three Notch Street image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, June 20, 2010
3. View of Three Notch Road (Side A) From Across Three Notch Street
away); Covington County Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Covington County War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rodney J. Evans (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Andalusia.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Hank Williams. Hank Williams is the father of contemporary country music. He was a superstar by the age of 25; he was dead at the age of 29. In those four short years, he established the rules for all the country performers who followed him and, in the process, much of popular music. Hank wrote a body of songs that became popular classics, and his direct, emotional lyrics and vocals became the standard for most popular performers. He lived a life as troubled and reckless as that depicted in his songs. (Submitted on December 13, 2010.) 
 
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Hank and Audrey Williams Marker (Side B) From Across Three Notch Street image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, June 20, 2010
4. Hank and Audrey Williams Marker (Side B) From Across Three Notch Street
Hank and Audrey Williams Music Hall of Fame Tuscumbia Al image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 27, 2008
5. Hank and Audrey Williams Music Hall of Fame Tuscumbia Al
Hank and Audrey Williams Music Hall of Fame Tuscumbia Al image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 27, 2008
6. Hank and Audrey Williams Music Hall of Fame Tuscumbia Al
Picture of Hank and Audrey Williams
Grave site of Hank and Audrey Williams in Montgomery Al image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 11, 2013
7. Grave site of Hank and Audrey Williams in Montgomery Al
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,826 times since then and 47 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama.   5, 6, 7. 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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