Historic Markers Across Alabama

Old Federal Road - Burnt Corn

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Location: at the intersection of Old Federal Road (County Road 5) and County Road 15, Burnt Corn, Alabama
County: Monroe
Coordinates: N 31° 33.001    W 087° 9.585
  31.55001666    -87.15975
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: WMNJD8


Burnt Corn, Monroe County's earliest settlement, became the crossroads of the Great Pensacola Trading Path and The Federal Road. Settler Jim Cornells returned from Pensacola in 1813, finding his home destroyed and his wife kidnapped by a Creek Indian war party. As the Creeks returned from procuring arms in Pensacola, Cornells and volunteers ambushed the Indians. Thus began the Creek Indian War of 1813-1814.

Erected 1998 by Monroe Co. Heritage Museum and the J. L. Bedsole Foundation.


One of eight stone markers along the Alabama portion of the Federal road established as a postal route by President Jefferson.

End of Old Federal Road - Burnt Corn