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Florala in Covington County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lake Jackson

 
 
Lake Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 29, 2016
1. Lake Jackson Marker
Inscription.
Andrew Jackson in Seminole War
with an army of 1200 camped here
in May 1818

enroute westward from Fort Gadsden
to subdue marauding Indians
abetted by Spaniards at Pensacola.

Jackson determined to seize Pensacola
and thus altered the course
of history on the continent.

 
Erected 1966 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 31° 0.073′ N, 86° 19.73′ W. Marker is in Florala, Alabama, in Covington County. Marker is on 3rd Street (Alabama Route 55) north of 2nd Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at a lakeside park and boat landing near a static T-38 jet trainer airplane. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 3rd Street, Florala AL 36442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Downtown Square and Veterans Memorial Park
Marker and Lake Jackson in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 29, 2016
2. Marker and Lake Jackson in background.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); W.S. Harlan School (approx. 1.9 miles away).
 
Regarding Lake Jackson. The lake is named after Andrew Jackson. The marker is located a little more than 3,000 feet north of the Alabama/Florida state line.
 
Also see . . .  The First Seminole War of 1817-1818 (Florida, Georgia and Alabama). From Explore Southern History. (Submitted on October 30, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US IndianWaterways & Vessels
 
Andrew Jackson painted by Ralph Eleaser Whiteside Earl (circa 1837). image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
3. Andrew Jackson painted by Ralph Eleaser Whiteside Earl (circa 1837).
View north of marker towards main part of Florala, Alabama. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 29, 2016
4. View north of marker towards main part of Florala, Alabama.
Lake Jackson Marker and static T-38 airplane nearby. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 29, 2016
5. Lake Jackson Marker and static T-38 airplane nearby.
View of Lake Jackson from north end of lake at Florala State Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 29, 2016
6. View of Lake Jackson from north end of lake at Florala State Park.
The lake is named after Andrew Jackson.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 104 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 30, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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