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Jacksonville in Pulaski County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Memphis Military Road

 
 
Memphis Military Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
1. Memphis Military Road Marker
Inscription. Construction of this earliest road connecting Memphis with Little Rock began in 1826 under the supervision of Lt. Frederick L. Griffith, U.S. Army. It was completed in 1828 under Lt. Charles Thomas. Miles of swamps and numerous streams made the road hard to build and maintain. The trip from Memphis to Little Rock sometimes required twenty days by wagon.
 
Erected 1976 by the Jacksonville Bicentennial Commission Heritage Committee.
 
Location. 34° 51.137′ N, 92° 6.818′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker is at the intersection of East Trickey Lane and Military Road, on the right when traveling east on East Trickey Lane. Touch for map. Located within Heritage Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 East Trickey Lane, Jacksonville AR 72076, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shared Gray Jacob Gray (here, next to this marker); Battle of Reed's Bridge (a few steps from this marker); The Brigade Moved Forward (within shouting distance of this marker); The Memphis to Little Rock Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); They Passed This Way
Memphis Military Road Marker on far right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
2. Memphis Military Road Marker on far right.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Trail of Tears through Jacksonville (within shouting distance of this marker); A Gallant Charge (approx. half a mile away); Brother Against Brother (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
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Located in Heritage Park with Military Road in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
3. Located in Heritage Park with Military Road in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 17, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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