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Near Shackleville in Monroe County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Federal Road

 
 
Old Federal Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 4, 2015
1. Old Federal Road Marker
Inscription. North of Salem Cemetery and the former church was the site of Price's Hotel, the first place to spend the night on the Federal Road after Greenville. Mr Price was also the stagecoach driver for this section between Greenville and his hotel. Mrs McNeil's tavern was located halfway between the church and Midway.
 
Erected 1998 by the Monroe County Heritage Museums and J. L. Bedsole Foundation.
 
Location. 31° 45.171′ N, 86° 54.676′ W. Marker is near Shackleville, Alabama, in Monroe County. Marker is on Wright Street (County Road 38) 2.6 miles west of South Butler Springs Road (County Road 7), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Wright Street, Georgiana AL 36033, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Butler Massacre / Fort Bibb (approx. 6.2 miles away); Midway (approx. 8.6 miles away); Pine Apple Historic District (approx. 8.7 miles away); Moore Academy (approx. 9.2 miles away); Downtown Pine Apple (approx. 9.6 miles away); a different marker also named
Old Federal Road Sign with monument in background image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 4, 2015
2. Old Federal Road Sign with monument in background
Pine Apple Historic District (approx. 9.8 miles away); a different marker also named Old Federal Road (approx. 10 miles away); Indian Springs Baptist Church (approx. 11.1 miles away).
 
Regarding Old Federal Road. The road was established by the federal government in 1806 and stretched from Augusta, Ga. to New Orleans. It first served as a postal route between those two cities and was also used by frontiersmen who traded with the Indians. It was later used by settlers who moved into the area after the Creek Indian War. The Federal Road was also used to establish the boundary line between Monroe and Conecuh counties.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
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Salem Cemetery behind marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 4, 2015
3. Salem Cemetery behind marker.
View of monument looking west on County Road 38. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 4, 2015
4. View of monument looking west on County Road 38.
The view east on Monroe County Road 38. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 4, 2015
5. The view east on Monroe County Road 38.
Old Federal Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 4, 2015
6. Old Federal Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 4, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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