Pintlala in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
The Federal Road / Manac's Tavern
The Federal Road
The 1803 Louisiana Purchase acquired 828,000 sq. mi. for the U.S., doubling its size. The Federal Road was built to provide a shorter route from Washington to New Orleans and the new territory. The Treaty of 1805 with the Creeks authorized traversing their lands. Entering Alabama at Ft. Mitchell near Columbus, GA, it came through Mt. Meigs, to Pintlala, Ft. Deposit, Burnt Corn, Ft. Stoddert, then Mobile. The 1814 Treaty of Ft. Jackson made much fertile Creek land available to grow cotton; this lure, “Alabama Fever,” drew many thousands of settlers to central Alabama. In 1860, spans were still in use, but the Road was gone.
Manacís Tavern, located near here and nearby Pinchona Creek, was the oldest stand on the Federal Road. Samuel Manac, the proprietor, in 1701 went with Alexander McGillivray to the U.S. capitol in NYC and met George Washington to conclude a peace treaty for the Creek Nation, the U.S.ís first treaty with a foreign power. He married Red Eagleís sister, Elizabeth. Aaron Burr stayed here in 1807. In 1822 Samís son, David Moniac, became the first Indian and first Alabamian to graduate from West Point . In 1836, in the Second Seminole War, Maj. Moniac was killed at Wahoo Swamp leading a unit
Erected 1997 by the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Historical Preservation and Promotion Foundation & the Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 32° 10.592′ N, 86° 23.21′ W. Marker is in Pintlala, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Federal Road and Cloverfield Road (County Route 24), on the right when traveling south on Federal Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 399 Federal Road, Hope Hull AL 36043, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pintlala School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pintlala Grange Hall / Grange Hall School (approx. one mile away); Federal Road, 1805, (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Bethel Cemetery (approx. 1.5 miles away); Tankersley Rosenwald School (approx. 3 miles away); Abner McGehee / Early Alabama Entrepreneur (approx. 5.6 miles away); Teague Road (approx. 7.3 miles away); Lynching in America / Lynching in Letohatchee (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pintlala.
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Also see . . . Encyclopedia of Alabama - Federal Road in Alabama. (Submitted on January 31, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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