Historic Markers Across Alabama



Jackson's Military Road



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: U.S. Hwy 43, Russellville, AL
County: Franklin
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



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Built by Andrew Jackson, 1816-20. Shortened by 200 miles the route from Nashville to New Orleans. Provided much-needed road to Gulf for supply wagons and artillery. Built with U.S. funds and troops. Jackson's road served as model for 11 such roads built in 1820's. This road replaced narrow Indian trails. Lack of supply roads had hindered Jackson in Creek Indian War and campaigns against Spanish Florida, British at New Orleans







End of Jackson's Military Road