Florala in Covington County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
with an army of 1200 camped here
in May 1818
enroute westward from Fort Gadsden
to subdue marauding Indians
abetted by Spaniards at Pensacola.
Jackson determined to seize Pensacola
and thus altered the course
of history on the continent.
Erected 1966 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Wars, US Indian • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1818.
Location. 31° 0.073′ N, 86° 19.73′ W. Marker is in Florala, Alabama, in Covington Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 3rd Street, Florala AL 36442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Downtown Square and Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); W.S. Harlan School (approx. 1.9 miles away).
Regarding Lake Jackson. The lake is named after Andrew Jackson. The marker is located a little more than 3,000 feet north of the Alabama/Florida state line.
Also see . . . The First Seminole War of 1817-1818 (Florida, Georgia and Alabama). From Explore Southern History. (Submitted on October 30, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 697 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 30, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.