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Near Hamilton in Marion County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

General Jackson's Military Road

 
 
General Jackson's Military Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 4, 2016
1. General Jackson's Military Road Marker
Inscription. Andrew Jackson returned victorious from the Battle of New Orleans along this path to Tennessee after the War of 1812. Already in use by 1812, it was improved with federal funds in 1816. The road handled foot, horse, wagon, and stagecoach traffic and attracted settlement along its New Orleans to Nashville route for much of the nineteenth century.
 
Erected 2001 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 4.446′ N, 87° 59.872′ W. Marker is near Hamilton, Alabama, in Marion County. Marker is on Berryhill Road 0.1 miles south of County Road 55, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is some 25 feet into a small clearing in the woods on the right side heading north. Marker is at or near this postal address: Berryhill Road, Hamilton AL 35570, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Toll Gate (approx. 2.7 miles away); Historical Pikeville (approx. 3.5 miles away); Hamilton, Alabama (approx. 4.4 miles away); History of Marion Territory and Marion County Courts (approx. 4.7 miles away); The First Alabama Cavalry (approx.
General Jackson's Military Road Marker partially into woods. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 4, 2016
2. General Jackson's Military Road Marker partially into woods.
4.7 miles away); Confederate Veterans Bicentennial Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); City of Guin, Alabama: The Early Years / The Storms of 1974 (approx. 8.9 miles away); John Hollis Bankhead (approx. 13.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamilton.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Jackson's Military Road. (Submitted on August 5, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWar of 1812
 
Marker looking towards location of old military road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 4, 2016
3. Marker looking towards location of old military road.
General Jackson's Military Road looking South. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 4, 2016
4. General Jackson's Military Road looking South.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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