Andrew Jackson's Military Road

Andrew Jackson's Military Road (HMJ0E)

Location: Florence, AL 35630 Lauderdale County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 50.612', W 87° 38.787'

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-1817-

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 uses 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.
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HM NumberHMJ0E
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Placed ByFlorence Historical Board Florence Alabama
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 4:25am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 440897 N 3855882
Decimal Degrees34.84353333, -87.64645000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 50.612', W 87° 38.787'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 50' 36.72" N, 87° 38' 47.22" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2892-2898 Co Rd 47, Florence AL 35630, US
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