Historic Markers Across Alabama



Old Federal Road



Marker ID:  
Location: County Road 5, Repton, AL
County: Monroe
Coordinates: N 31° 26.876    W 087° 14.050
  31.44793333    -87.23416666
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: WMD7BK
 



Text:

Duncan MacMillan's Stage Stop was located near here. According to traveler James Stuart in 1830, he (Duncan) "did not taste fermented liquor" and "thought coffee was the best stimulant." Mr. MacMillan came from Scotland and like many early settlers cleared his own land and grew sugar and cotton.

Erected in 1998 by
Monroe County Heritage Museums
and
the J. L. Bedsole Foundation



Notes:

County Road 5 serves as the county line between Monroe and Conecuh Counties. Even though this marker was placed by the Monroe County Heritage Museum it does stand on the Conecuh County side of the road.

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