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.
Location. 31° 0.073′ N, 86° 19.73′ W. Marker is in Florala, Alabama, in Covington County. Marker is on 3rd Street (Alabama Route 55) north of 2nd Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located at a lakeside park and boat landing near a static T-38 jet trainer airplane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal 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.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian • Waterways & Vessels •
More. Search the internet for Lake Jackson.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 30, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.