Historic Markers Across Alabama

Jackson's Military Road

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


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