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Columbus in Lowndes County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Military Road

 
 
Military Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Davis Darryl Hartness, August 17, 2007
1. Military Road Marker
Inscription.  Built by War Department 1817-20, to connect New Orleans with Nashville. Suggested by & named for Gen. Andrew Jackson. Soon became an important commercial & telegraph route.
 
Erected 1952 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, and the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series lists.
 
Location. 33° 30.41′ N, 88° 25.195′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Mississippi, in Lowndes County. Marker is at the intersection of Military Road (State Highway 12) and 11th Avenue North, on the right when traveling south on Military Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus MS 39701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Queen City Hotel and 7th Avenue (approx. 0.3 miles away); Joshua Lawrence Meador (approx. half a mile away); James T. Harrison Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Walter "Red" Barber (approx. 0.6 miles away); Baldwin Locomotive No. 601
Military Road Marker Wide Angle image. Click for full size.
By Davis Darryl Hartness, July 2, 2008
2. Military Road Marker Wide Angle
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); S.D. Lee Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Baptist Church of Columbus (approx. 0.8 miles away); Franklin Academy (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 1,419 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on June 27, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi.   2. submitted on July 3, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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