Old Plank Road

Old Plank Road (HMIMA)

Location: Prattville, AL 36067 Autauga County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 27.474', W 86° 28.45'

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Circa 1840's

The plank road was constructed of large pine logs, sawed lengthwise and laid round-side down. Daniel Pratt built the road for public benefit and to provide transportation from the Pratt Cotton Gin Factory to Washington on the Alabama River. Over four-miles long, the road cost between eight-and ten-thousand dollars to construct.

Cotton gins from Pratt's factory were shipped all over the globe. Under the name "Continental Eagle," this factory remains the largest cotton gin manufacturer in the world.

Sponsored by The Historic Prattville Redevelopment Authority
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HM NumberHMIMA
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Year Placed2001
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association / Historic Prattville Redevelopment Authority
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 4:43am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 549419 N 3591313
Decimal Degrees32.45790000, -86.47416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.474', W 86° 28.45'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 28.44" N, 86° 28' 27.00" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 115-199 Maple St, Prattville AL 36067, US
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