“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Troy in Pike County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

The Great Pensacola Trading Path

The Great Pensacola Trading Path Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, April 23, 2016
1. The Great Pensacola Trading Path Marker
Inscription.  In the early 1800s, south Alabama was still inhabited by many groups of Native Americans: Creek, Chickasaw, and Choctaw among others. They traveled, hunted, traded, and made war on the many ancient trails here. European settlers improved these roads which included The Mobile and Hobuckintopa Trail, Old Wolf Path, Blind Jack, Three Notch Road, and The Great Pensacola Trading Path which ran from Tuckabatchie to Pensacola, FL. In 1824, troops under Capt. Daniel E. Burch improved a section of these paths through Troy, known as Three Notch, as part of the Great Pensacola Trading Path.
Erected by Alabama State Society and the National Daughters of the American Colonists.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list.
Location. 31° 49.49′ N, 85° 59.773′ W. Marker is in Troy, Alabama, in Pike County. Marker is on U.S. 231 0.3 miles north of Monticello Drive, on
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the left when traveling north. The marker is located north of the main building of the Pioneer Museum of Alabama. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 248 Highway 231 N, Troy AL 36081, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First United Methodist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Three Notch Road (approx. 1.8 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Pike County WWI Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Historic Troy Post Office (approx. 1.9 miles away); Academy Street High School (approx. 2.2 miles away); Tuskegee Army Air Field Hangar (approx. 2.6 miles away); Chancellor's Residence (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2016, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 2 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 21, 2016, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Jan. 24, 2021