“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Andrew Jackson's Military Road


Andrew Jackson's Military Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 8, 2009
1. Andrew Jackson's Military Road Marker
Inscription. Construction of this road, as ordered by General Andrew Jackson, began in May 1817 by troops of the U.S. Army for national defense purposes. Beginning near Nashville, Tennessee and continuing to Madison, Louisiana, it shortened the distance from Nashville to New Orleans by 200 miles. This road followed early Native American trails that were used by Jackson's Army during the War of 1812. The military road served as a major transportation route for early settlers of North Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and the Old Southwest Territory.
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama.
Location. 34° 50.612′ N, 87° 38.787′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route 47 and Cox Creek Parkway on County Route 47. Touch for map. Located next to Deibert Park and across hwy from Martins Department Store. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Deibert Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Larimore Home 1870 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Governor Hugh McVay Home Site and Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wilson Family Cemetery 19th Century / Slave Cemetery 19th Century (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sweetwater (approx. 1.3 miles away); Weeden Heights (approx. 1.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 2.3 miles away); General John Coffee (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 2,101 times since then and 85 times this year. Last updated on January 17, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photo   1. submitted on March 13, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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