Historic Markers Across Alabama

Old Federal Road

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Location: County Road 1 and State Route 83, Evergreen, AL
County: Monroe
Coordinates: N 31° 40.641    W 087° 3.368
  31.67735    -87.05613333
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: WMNJD5


For a few months between 1811—1818 the nationally infamous highwayman, Joseph Thompson Hare, operated with his gang along the Federal Road. They headquartered at Turk's Cave near Brooklyn in Conecuh County. In his confession he referred to the road as the "Gold Mines" and in one robbery took $3728.

1998 by Monroe County Heritage Museum and J. L. Bedsole Foundation.


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.

End of Old Federal Road