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Burnt Corn in Monroe County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Federal Road

Burnt Corn

 
 
Old Federal Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
1. Old Federal Road Marker
Inscription.  Burnt Corn, Monroe County's earliest settlement, became the crossroads of the Great Pensacola Trading Path and The Federal Road. Settler Jim Cornells returned from Pensacola in 1813, finding his home destroyed and his wife kidnapped by a Creek Indian war party. As the Creeks returned from procuring arms in Pensacola, Cornells and volunteers ambushed the Indians. Thus began the Creek Indian War of 1813-1814.
 
Erected 1998 by Monroe Co. Heritage Museum and the J. L. Bedsole Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRoads & VehiclesWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1813.
 
Location. 31° 32.999′ N, 87° 9.579′ W. Marker is in Burnt Corn, Alabama, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Federal Road (County Road 5) and County Road 15, on the right when traveling south on Old Federal Road. Marker located near the Bethany Baptist Church and Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7339 Conecuh County 5, Peterman AL 36471, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this
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marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. John Watkins (a few steps from this marker); Burnt Corn Male Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); First School in Conecuh County (approx. one mile away); John Green Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dr. Watkins House (approx. 1˝ miles away); Puryearville (approx. 2 miles away); James Salter (approx. 2.1 miles away); Burnt Corn Spring (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burnt Corn.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Burnt Corn Creek. Encyclopedia of Alabama entry. (Submitted on September 29, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.) 

2. Burnt Corn, Alabama. (Submitted on September 29, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
3. Federal Road in Alabama. Encyclopedia of Alabama entry. (Submitted on September 30, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.) 
 
Old Federal Road Marker in Burnt Corn, Alabama image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
2. Old Federal Road Marker in Burnt Corn, Alabama
Old Federal Road Marker and the Old Bethany Baptist Church. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
3. Old Federal Road Marker and the Old Bethany Baptist Church.
Downtown Burnt Corn, Alabama image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
4. Downtown Burnt Corn, Alabama
Burnt Corn, Alabama's Post Office (1936 to 1997) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TRCP Alliance, September 25, 2011
5. Burnt Corn, Alabama's Post Office (1936 to 1997)
Postal service started in Burnt Corn in 1817 and ended in 1997.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,543 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 29, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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