Historic Markers Across Georgia



Old Alabama Road



Marker ID: GHM 085-7B
Location: Lawrence Rd at Liberty Hill Rd about 1 mile east of Milner
County: Lamar
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

This road from South Carolina to Alabama, originally an Indian, trail, became a famous stage coach route. Part of the New-York and New-Orleans Main Line, its "excellent roads, accommodating agents, new coaches and good horses" made it one of the superior routes in the United States. The 18 to 25 gaily painted coaches drawn by six horses in constant use on the Alabama road carried the famous men of the times. Various inns along the way entertained Martin Van Buren, Marquis de LaFayette, Henry Clay, Elijah Clarke, James K. Polk, Andrew Jackson, Robert Toombs and countless other travelers.


GHM 085-7B GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION